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Spanner Wrench for Propel Lower Unit
Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:34 PM
Upon opening the bottom, I found very little grease if any. Without the tool, I would have probably damaged my drive.
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 04:35 PM
I purchased a spanner wrench from West Marine. First time using it on the lower unit, the handle broke. Mostly because I cannot for the life of me get the bottom unit to move. It is on there extremely tight. Suggestions?
Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:54 PM
The wrench we use is this one http://www.amazon.co... spanner wrenchpins are threaded in and comes with both optimal sized pins for the upper and lower assembly.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:46 PM
Guys, I COULD NOT get the lower unit off using the spanner wrench. It is a newer propel and this is my first time trying. Any tips?
Posted 11 August 2016 - 01:50 PM
Guys, I tried everything. Having someone help, metal tube for more leverage... It WILL NOT come free. Any other suggestions? This is quite frustrating
Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:40 PM
01 PB Blaster usually works (Walmart or auto repair store).
02 You could try soaking the lower unit in hot water (remove plastic prop), however, it may deform the o-rings.
03 Google "how to unstick galled aluminum"
I once had galled bolts in aluminum mags & got them out with an air-driven impact wrench after soaking with PB Blaster (the hammering action seemed to break the galling), but you would have to come up with a way of grabbing hold of it & there's the possibility of breaking it.
Good luck, hope it comes off without breaking.
If (when) you get it off, consider Teflon tape on reinstall.
Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:00 PM
For stuck spark plugs in an aluminum engine block, mfgs suggest spraying the site with carb cleaner and let it soak overnight. Crack it a quarter turn and respray. Soak for a few more hours. You can also try a hair dryer on the aluminum to heat it up and ice on the covers.
If you get it off, go to a bike shop and see if they have any thread lube for titanium bikes. That will prevent the stuck threads you are experiencing. You may also want to go ahead and take it to your dealership if possible to let them open it up...that way it is on them.
Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:56 AM
Hey thanks guys. The PB Blaster worked! That followed by hitting the spanner wrench really hard with a hammer. Finally got it greased up so I don't have to worry about it anymore!
Thanks for all the suggestions. My next step was taking it to the dealer... But that is 90min away.
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