PROPELLER SHAFT SEAL (AVIM) (Continued)
Cut lockwire and remove eight bolts (1) and
washers (2) securing oil seal retaining ring (3) to thrust
bearing cover (4) and move ring forward toward flange
(5), or remove both halves of retaining ring (3).
If fitted, slide gasket (6) forward to abut retaining
Carefully work out seal (7) from cover (4).
Cut garter spring (8) and seal (7) from shaft.
Insure that propeller shaft flange (5) and interior of
retaining ring or ring halves (3) are free of nicks and
burrs. Check thrust bearing cover (4) seal cavity for
possible damage caused during removal of old seal.
Tape a strip of Polyethylene Sheet (E.36) over the
propeller shaft flange.
The sheet will enable the seal to be
slipped, without undue stress, over the
flange, retaining ring and, if fitted, gasket.
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