Figure 3-6. Primary fuel line strainers ,hull numbers 8540 thru 8560 and 8580 thru 8618.
d. Refer to figure 3-15 for stuffing box installation
8540 thru 8560 and 8580 thru 8618 are equipped with
pumps illustrated in figure 3-12. The belt adjustment
procedures on hull numbers 8540 thru 8560 and 8580
procedure is the same.
thru 8619. Adjustment procedures are as described
3-18. Sea Water Strainer
a. General. There are two sea water strainers (fig. 3-
(1) Remove propeller nut and jamnut (fig. 3-
13), one on each side of the engine room. Sea water is
used to cool the mufflers and ,is pumped by the raw (sea)
(2) Remove propeller from shaft.
water pumps mounted aft on the engines. The strainers are
b. Installation. Install propeller in reverse order of
used to remove debris from the water.
removal. Install propeller with a light coating of graphite
and grease on the shaft taper.
Service. Check the sea water strainers daily or at
more frequent intervals if conditions make it necessary.
3-21. Propeller 'Shaft, Strut Bearing, and Rudder
Clean the strainers as instructed in figure 3-13.
a. Propeller Shaft and Strut Bearing Replacement.
3-19. Stuffing Box Adjustment (fig. 3-14)
(1) Disconnect negative lead at battery.
(2) Remove propeller (para 3-20).
When necessary adjust the stuffing box as follows:
(3) Remove strut bearing cap.
a. Loosen locknut on stuffing box studs.
(4) Remove the 12 nuts and bolts from the
b. Tighten adjusting nuts on studs, while turning
propeller to engine coupling.
propeller manually,. until seepage reaches a minimum. Be
(5) Remove nuts from the stuffing box bolts and
careful to tighten adjusting nuts equally.
c. Tighten locking nuts against adjusting nuts.