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Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

1972 65ESL72S retaining ring removal

Happy to be apart of the new E-Nation community!!!

 

Has anyone torn down a 1972 65HP gear case? I'm trying to get the retaining ring out of the gear case that is just before the reverse gear. The manual says to use the 'special tool' which is made by truarc I believe. The biggest snap ring tool the local store has just isn't heavy duty enough. I've ordered a 16" tool and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with removing one of these, as there are two! Thanks!

 

-TJShag13

Admiral
Posts: 8,395
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1972 65ESL72S retaining ring removal

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Use extreme caution and eye protection when removing the snap rings. They are under a lot of tension while compressed for removal and can slip off the pliers if one is not careful.  Do not have anyone standing next to the gearcase during installation or removal. You can order the special snap ring pliers through your dealer from the special tools catalog and they also have replaceable tips available.

 

 

 


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                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: 1972 65ESL72S retaining ring removal

Thanks for the tip!!! I did order a new snap ring because I wasn't sure if I would damage the old one in the extraction process, and I was really surprised at how rigid they are. I can certain understand the potential for danger when removing them, thanks! I'll have to see if I can track down the special order tool if what I've ordered already doesn't pan out.

 

-TJShag13

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Admiral
Posts: 8,395
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1972 65ESL72S retaining ring removal

Check out the special pliers at Bob Kerr Marine Tools. They have been around with marine tools and equipment since Fred Flintstone days.

 

http://kerrsmarine.com/html/hf.html

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.