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Old 09-21-2004, 09:19 PM
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Trouble pulling propeller off

I purchased both the Harmonic prop puller and the Pro Pull kit from Overton's and neither one has had any success in pulling my propeller off. I have an '84 and it is seeming more and more like the propeller is the original one too! I can't get this thing to budge! My next option that I'm debating on trying is using a small propane torch and heat up the propeller hub just enough to loosen it up and pop off.

Any other ideas before I bring the torch to the prop?
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:45 PM
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You're on the right track. If it's been on that long, some heat is probably the only way you're going to get it off.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:34 PM
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I sprayed mine down with some break free and let it soak in.


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Old 09-21-2004, 11:12 PM
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Good point, Farmer Ted... I shouldn't have assumed that would have been tried along with the pullers....
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:12 AM
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Trust me...I've used PB Blaster and WD-40 several times. Then I would put the Harmonic puller on and whack it several hard times. Then take 2 hammers and whack the propeller hub on opposing sides all the way around the prop...and still nothing. The only other thing that could be done is use a hydraulic puller sort of thing...but that it is not in my tool box!

I think I'm going to try the torch tomorrow! Wish me luck!
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:25 AM
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go back and whack it some more, spray it and whack it hard (BriEOD ignore this please, think of the children!)

If your prop has been on for awhile it will take some convincing. I doubt that mine had ever been taken off; 98 190, amazing that the boat hasn't run aground but I digress...it took some major penetrant and brute force to get my prop off.

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Old 09-22-2004, 10:45 AM
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Speaking of the force, I can't recommend highly enough picking up the original Star Wars Trilogy (somebody explain to Mark P what this is) on DVD. Watched two in a row last night - felt like such a geek.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:01 PM
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Speaking of the force, I can't recommend highly enough picking up the original Star Wars Trilogy (somebody explain to Mark P what this is) on DVD. Watched two in a row last night - felt like such a geek.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:11 PM
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When you put the prop back on, please use some anti- sieze.

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Old 09-22-2004, 05:06 PM
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Success at last!

Well I went and purchased a small $20 propane torch and went back out for round 2 with this thing. As I was putting the Pro Puller (C clamp style) back on to apply pressure to the propeller once heat was applied...the propeller popped off! I guess all that PB Blaster I applied yesterday finally did its job and it came off like it was supposed to!

And yes, I did put anti-sieze on the new propeller before it went on. I'm a Marine Engineer and have rebuilt Marine Water pumps (both Salt Water and Fresh water) many a times...Anti-sieze is my best friend!

Thanks for the help guys!
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