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mattm

Stuck Lock Ring on Stuffing Box

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mattm

Ok Crew. Does anyone have any suggestions on freeing up the lock ring on the stuffing box? I applied PB Blaster penetrating oil numerous times and I'm using those cool little aluminum wrenches from Bakes. My last 'Bu was a direct drive so adjusting the box was a breeze. I can't see how I can get the leverage needed to free it up with the transmission in the way.

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Pistol Pete

You'll probably have to put a pair of really long 3/8 drive extensions on the ends of the wrenches so that you can be putting torque on both nuts from the floor of the main part of the boat.

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mattm

You'll probably have to put a pair of really long 3/8 drive extensions on the ends of the wrenches so that you can be putting torque on both nuts from the floor of the main part of the boat.

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Thanks, I'll try that. I tried putting ratchet wrenches on the ends of the Bakes wrenches but due to the limited space I still couldn't get the leverage needed.

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Murphy8166

Go and get you a 24" piece of steel pipe that will snuggly slide over the end of that wrench. It will give you all the leverage you need. I think it is referred to as a "cheater bar".

Also work great when tying to get caliper bracket bolts of the truck for a DIY brake job.

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Ndawg12

May try removing the raw water hoses that run down both sides and get in the way. Also might be some ballast pumps/hoses that could easily be removed and ease access.

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