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Old 06-04-2006, 07:04 PM
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removing prop

1st and foremost I want to thank Don for his excellent products and service. I have upgraded several items on the atomic 4 and all went very easy with Don's directions and I am no mechanic.

I am now replacing the 2 bladed prop on my P30 with the Indigo Prop and my
question is what is the best way to unbolt the prop. I do know I will need a gear puller to remove the prop. I don't knkow if I should use a monkey wrench on the shaft why I loosen up the bolt thats closest to the prop, or do I just put the tranmission in Gear and then unbolt it. I want to do it the right way and I figured this was the place.


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Steve
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:39 AM
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Steve,

The engine compression is never sufficient to hold the prop shaft while you remove the nuts on the prop, unless the prop nuts were really too loose. The best method to remove the nuts is to hold the inner nut with an open ended wrench while using a breaker bar on the outer nut. Once the nuts are separated, the inner nut will break free much easier.

It's my understanding that the outer nut forces the inner nut against the prop somewhat due to the very coarse threads on the prop shaft. Once the outer nut is removed, it's usually possible to wedge the prop against a piece of wood while removing the inner nut.

Don
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