Amel leg drive maintenance


ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Guys 'n Gals,


I have just changed the oil on my leg drive. In doing so I compared the notes I had made in 2002 while watching the Amel engineer in La Rochelle show me for the first time  against  Amel's own notes. In the Amel notes , item 2, they show the key being removed from the prop shaft using pliers or a chisel.


I was surprised to see this, as both instruments can put a dent or a nick  in the stainless key.


The Amel engineer used a simpler solution--with a rubber hammer he tapped the key on the forward end, then on the aft end, and did this about 20 times, each time just a sharp tap.  ( I also give it a squirt of WD40)The effect is to gently rock the key , loosening it so that you can pick it out with your fingers.  No damage.


Ian and Judy,  Pen Azen, SM 302, Preveza, Greece

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