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Old 04-04-2016, 19:54   #1
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Unusual Stuffing Box

I was wondering if anybody knows what tool I should use to disassemble my stuffing box and repack it. The motor is a Sabb 2hsp 18HP with a controllable pitch prop. It looks to me like I need some sort of special wrench with a pin tip. Something like this maybe??? Armstrong 34-354 3/4-2-Inch Adjustable Pin Spanner Wrench - - Amazon.com

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Old 04-04-2016, 20:10   #2
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Re: Unusual Stuffing Box

You've found the correct tool. Now, is there room to use it?


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Re: Unusual Stuffing Box

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You've found the correct tool. Now, is there room to use it?


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Yes thats my next fear... how long am I going to have kneel in a cramped engine room using every curse word I know and inventing a few more while doing 1/16th of a turn with that wrench. But hey somebody figured out how to get it in place the first time so its at least possible in some parallel universe right? Based on what I know about the boats history its probably been 5 years and 1500 hours since it was serviced so I think its due whether I like it or not. I think previous owners were using the grease gland to delay servicing. Thank you for confirming the correct tool!
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Re: Unusual Stuffing Box

Pin wrench the correct size will unscrew it easily in a minute or two. Won't be corroded with all that grease.
Unscrew & remove the greaser unit first so you can work easier.

Dental pick set is cheap on ebay and handy for all sorts of things including removing gland packing, oil seals etc.

Pair of hide-padded curved-jaw mole grips would have done that job in the time it took to type this... don't always need exactly the correct tool for everything
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