You wrote, "I now have a long rod in my spares locker with which I can
push the key out from above."
Can you provide us with the specifications of that "rod?"
Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
The problem with getting the vertical shaft out of the gear box is the key which prevents it from turning in the gear box. I was lucky to find a workshop with a 20 ton hydraulic press - after a few attempts, they got the shaft out.
I now have a long rod in my spares locker with which I can push the key out from above. Once that is removed, the shaft comes out quite easily; it actually turns if you remount it all without that key and there's no effective force on the outhaul.
Easy once you have that key out - hammering on the bolt as described before did not work for me.
Horst - Puddleduck
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