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    pto coupler is being a b*tch

    I gave up with the rope method for taking off the pto. didn't work at all for me. Since im getting a new crank anyways, can I just stick the crank in a vise and use a cheater bar on a pipe wrench?


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    Was the engine out of the hull when you were trying to use the rope trick?

    Cheater bar is often needed to get the PTO coupler to let go. If the engine is not bolted down to something solid, like the hull, the whole motor wants to roll over.

    Do you have a big enough vice? Not just to hold the crank, but to resist the forces you are going to apply using a long lever on the wrench. Use some towels or shop rags to protect the crank from surface gouging in the vice.


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    rope trick works great make sure ur doing it right and using right size rope and ya I hope ur motor is bolted down I got mine off with a big crescent wrench and it was the original from 99 on there

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    I usually use a pipe wrench with a long extension pole to help persuade it. I have done it in the hull, and bolted to a work bench with the rope trick...

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    Get the coupler HOT with a torch, it will come right off.

    EDIT; Note, heat just the threaded area

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Was the engine out of the hull when you were trying to use the rope trick?

    Cheater bar is often needed to get the PTO coupler to let go. If the engine is not bolted down to something solid, like the hull, the whole motor wants to roll over.

    Is there any risk of breaking the hull or mounts if removing in the hull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithg1964 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Was the engine out of the hull when you were trying to use the rope trick?

    Cheater bar is often needed to get the PTO coupler to let go. If the engine is not bolted down to something solid, like the hull, the whole motor wants to roll over.

    Is there any risk of breaking the hull or mounts if removing in the hull?
    These hulls and mounts are pretty tough.

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    Thank you guys! Going to bring it to my buddies shop later. He has a cheater bar, and a big enough vice to break it loose. Idk maybe im just a weakling and cant bust it free.

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