PROPELLER SHAFT SEAL (AVIM) (Continued)
9-3-2 INSTALLATION (Cont)
Avoid applying loads locally' to lip of seal.
Seal element is soft and has low tear
resistance. It must be handled with care at
all times to prevent nicking or any form of
Install seal (7) on top of propeller mount flange in
a horizontal position and gently stretch it over shaft with
vee-side facing cavity in thrust bearing cover (4).
New seals shall be heated in Lubricating
Oil (E.2) or (E.71) at 200 °F (93°C) maximum,
for approximately 20 minutes. This makes
the seal more flexible as it is being
stretched over propeller shaft flange.
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