Changing prop shaft rubber doughnut?

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Changing prop shaft rubber doughnut?

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 04 Nov 2019, 21:11

Do I need to get the prop shaft balanced if changing the rubber doughnut bush?

The existing bush is slightly twisted / warped hence the reason for changing it.

Any other tips while carrying out the job?

Many thanks,
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Re: Changing prop shaft rubber doughnut?

Postby silverbullet » 05 Nov 2019, 07:36

There's a bronze bush between the two parts (it supports and aligns the donut)
Make sure its not worn, as that will throw the balance too.

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Re: Changing prop shaft rubber doughnut?

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 05 Nov 2019, 13:21

silverbullet wrote:There's a bronze bush between the two parts (it supports and aligns the donut)
Make sure its not worn, as that will throw the balance too.

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Ah many thanks for that information, I will check for wear upon changing it :)
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Re: Changing prop shaft rubber doughnut?

Postby HarryMann » 19 Nov 2019, 19:53

That bush (worn) is sometimes highlighted as a potential reason for prop rattle. Not totally convinced though.. yet ;)
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