MAINTENANCE OF PROPELLER SHAFT ASSEMBLY
3-202. Repair Propeller Shaft Assembly.
This task covers:
INITIAL SETUP :
Tool kit, general mechanic's,
Main engine stopped with propulsion
control in NEUTRAL. Refer to
Torque wrench kit P/N 3377216
Propulsion control on wheelhouse and
engine control station consoles
tagged "Out of Service - Do Not
Gasket P/N D4-0138-0604
Packing material P/N 44-1345-8060
Vessel in shipyard dry dock facility
Lock wire P/N 43-0922-0040
Loctite kit, Item 12, Appendix C
Silicone grease, Item 11, Appendix C
With propulsion control in NEUTRAL, shaft will
be locked by shaft expander tube brake.
DISASSEMBLY (Figure 3-188)
a. Remove packing material.
(1) Secure S.W.-12 (isolation valve to port stern tube) or S.W.-13 (isolation valve to starboard
stern tube) as appropriate.
(2) Remove eight packing gland nuts (8) securing packing gland (9) to stuffing box assembly
(3) Pull packing gland (9) out of stern tube, sliding towards the reduction gear.
Using a packing puller, remove all but last ring of packing material (5). There is
approximately 19 total rings