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Old 03-20-2005, 10:30 PM
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Prop Removal

I bought the Acme prop removal kit (weekender kit) and was trying to use the Harmonic puller to get the OJ legend off. No such luck, it is really on there!! Any recommendations to get that prop off there?
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:03 PM
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Use the prop puller, tighten the puller then heat the prop where it goes on the shaft with a torch. If you do not have a big tourch go buy a small one. Get MAP GAS, Yellow bottle, it is much hotter than propane. Get it good and hot then rap it with a hammer. Usually does the trick.
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:11 PM
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I changed mine about two weeks ago.
I didnt have a prop puller.
I used a propane cylinder( used to solder plumbing pipes)
It didnt take long heating it, and then lightly tapping with a hammer.
It jumped right off.

( dont forget the prop is HOT!!!!! )
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:38 PM
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I have the same boat and replacing the prop as well, did you use a torque wench to tighten the prop? If so what did you torque it to?
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:24 PM
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Barely snug tight and the cotter pin is all I ever use. Personally, I do not recommend and premeditated torque....
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:35 AM
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:52 AM
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Mine had a brass nut with the plastic inside. After multiple removals. It is kind of loose. I will be purchaseing a new one. All Brass with notches.
I did not torque too tight. But I did add a cotter pin.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:22 PM
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Help!!!

Still can't get the prop off!! Put a propane torch to it and still wont budge, hit it with a hammer and beat the snot out of the harmonic dampener. Nothing!! Help!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:06 PM
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i had same problem getting prop off. purchased a $10 propane portable tourch and heated. beat on rear of prop with a hammer and block of wood. nothing!!! sound familiar? repeated and still nothing. again, same result. finally, decided all those having success with this method cannot be wrong, so heated the squat out of prop being sure to heat not only the end but the entire length of prop shaft also in between blades. hit twice and popped off. so, moral of story is that you really need to get the prop hot to the extent that the ends of the blades are too hot to touch. i was figuring originally should take 5-10 minutes or so, but wound up taking 1 hr+. the key seems to be getting the prop shaft really hot which will take time. was 25F when i did it. like others have suggested, prop will pop off so i used a coat hanger inserted into cotter pin hole on drive shaft and be sure to grab prop with good set of pot holders since that puppy is really hot. good luck!
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:08 PM
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So should I be heating the shaft to? I was just heating the prop
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