Prop flange

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Prop flange

Postby svmatilda » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:06 am

Hi all we are hauled out in a yard in Qld, Australia and the sling has bent our prop shaft. we need to remove it and we just cant get the flange off,,,,any hints?
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Re: Prop flange

Postby scleary » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:15 am

Other than heat and hammer, I have had great luck with ATF and Acetone in a 50/50 mix. Put a collection bucket/container under it, and pour the mix on it often or if you can figure a way to soak it. I soaked a 25 yr old windlass and a gimballed radar mount that both had stainless in aluminum. Both came apart without breaking anything.

Best of luck
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Re: Prop flange

Postby mimoza » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:57 pm

I'll second that ATF and acetone mix. Cheap and better than any commercial penetrant. There's a study out there somewhere. I'll let you look for it.
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