Re: vetus coupling removal
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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Hi Herbert and others,
Just remember that everything you do to the shaft coming out of the C drive you are doing to the C drive. The shaft goes through a lip seal to a bearing to bevel gears. Every hammer blow hits those bevel gears and the bearings. The heat applied gets to the lip seal. Think about it.
And I ask why. By the simple expedient of cutting the heads off the bolts holding the vetus coupling together I avoided the need to remove the c drive connection. I then replaced those bolts with a high tensile rod threaded each end and two nuts.
In separate operations at different times I have: replaced the vetus rubber bushes, replaced the gear box, changed the engine and changed the engine mounts. None of these required the removal of the coupling off the c drive shaft
The first of these was the rubber bushes. I tried to get the c drive connection off, and like you all found it very hard. Because there was a simple, non damaging alternative I wasn't prepared to subject my c drive to abuse.
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On 07 May 2021 at 00:57 Herbert Lackner <herbert@...> wrote: