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Old 07-08-2013, 16:26   #271
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

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The probes are very handy for a lot of things for sure. I've not had success with them for removing packing....maybe mine were not heavy enough. I end up bending the probe. But discovered subsequently many good uses for them! A long #6 sheet metal screw seems to work good for packing, easier than the slide hammer/screw tool they sell. Screw it in and pry out on it.

You have to find a dentist from Alaska or Texas who works on those big macho mouths and needs industrial tools to pry out the teeth.....LOL
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

There are packing pullers available consisting of a corkscrew attached to a flexible cable and a tee handle. I asked my dentist if he had any old picks and he told me that they send them out and replace the ends so the answer was no. He could have been blowing smoke up my skirt but how would I know?
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What knd of engine is that?
MAN D2866LE: 6 cylinder, inline, 12 liter, 400HP. Pistons are close to 200mm & big end bearings measure @ 90mm.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

You can buy dental instruments on ebay; even tooth extractors. Complete sets of probes used by Dental Hygienists are also for sale. Don't sail the seven seas without them.

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There are packing pullers available consisting of a corkscrew attached to a flexible cable and a tee handle. I asked my dentist if he had any old picks and he told me that they send them out and replace the ends so the answer was no. He could have been blowing smoke up my skirt but how would I know?
I've used the tee handle corkscrew type thingy and it works well. Still, I'll wait 'til my boat's on the hard to do the job
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You can buy dental instruments on ebay; even tooth extractors. Complete sets of probes used by Dental Hygienists are also for sale. Don't sail the seven seas without them.

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They are called gracey currettes. I've bought a couple sets of 3 for like $10 off ebay. Work great for cleaning up varnish!

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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

The probable reason that sailorchic34 did not get a big onrush of water when she pulled the gland packing material is that there is generally not much space for it to rush through between the shaft and the cutless bearing.

Since the shaft is generally not far bellow the water surface there is not much pressure and pushing a bit of rag into the hole with a screwdriver will stop it.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Also, in the stuffing box she has/I have, where the packing goeas in the nut, there is only about .010" clearance tween the shaft and the tappered fitting the nut fits onto. Not much room for water flow.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Well that went really smooth. Got the engine dropped in and slid into position in a half hour. Went really smooth, all in all. Took more time moving the boom vang I was using for a come along to put the engine into position then it did to move the engine into position.

Just have to aline the engine/ prop shaft and connect all the bits and pieces back together. I'm thinking that by tomorrow after noon I'll be firing the engine up.

Pretty happy at the moment.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Pink motor mounts are another nice touch.
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Re: I was Bored so Pulled the Head on my Yanmar

Uh Oh... the tranny's not purple!
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Uh Oh... the tranny's not purple!
I used all the purple paint on the engine. Plus the transmission was not rusting being more aluminum. Thought a pink transmission would be too clashy with the purple.

I painted the engine mounts as the black on the two new engine mounts did not look all that durable. Plus black is boring. You would think that for $10,000 for a new engine, Yanmar could offer custom colors.....
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