thanks for all your help
i was albe to place the reciever between my leges and twist the tube off with both my hands....
can you believe someone put a pencil in it in place of a plug?
im sure the spring woild have been ok but i tore it all to hell getting it out!!
it was a little rusted so maybe its good to replace it
i did clean all the rust out of the tube and oiled it up real good then wiped it out.
this is giving me a good chance to clean it inside and out might even do a little more than that