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Old 10-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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2001 strut removal

I have searched for strut removal, bent strut etc... I am trying to figure out when MC started using the 3M 5200 sealent on the strut, and what are the tricks to removing the strut? slight rubber hammer hits? some sort of chisle? Heat? Cold?

Any help with how to would be appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:08 PM
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I am looking for the threads... what works is remove fasteners of course - then attach ratcheting strap to strut. Apply heat carefully and start tightening strap.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:14 PM
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ratchet toward stern, bow or side? I am assuming side...
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:15 PM
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Here's one http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...p/t-48940.html and I would call www.skidim.com for advice as well.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:25 PM
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I read that one as well not very specific... I will try skidim... my biggest question is what type of adhesive is used
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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3M 5200 is what has been discussed... There's a fast cure version as well...

Call Eric at Oj as well

Johnson Propeller Co., Inc
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Loudon, TN 37774
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:05 PM
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When I pulled the strut off of my 92 all I did was unscrew all the hardware. Then applied some heat with a heat gun until the point the strut was very warm to the touch, not so hot it could not be touched but still pretty warm Then slide a thin metal putty knife under the aft end and it popped off.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:30 PM
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Mine came off with a few hits of the rubber mallet (it was already bent anyway)
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:46 PM
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Why are you removing?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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I had success using a couple of ratchet straps from the strut to the trailer frame; tighten snug and left it overnight; it was off in the morning (ensure you leave a pad, etc on the ground to catch the strut). Not sure how many hours it took. Also, I didn't use any heat. Use 3m4200 vs 5200 when you replace the strut in case you ever need to remove it again...hope this helps, mac
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