Originally Posted by martx007
Just a quick question about prop removal. After removing the cotter pin I was able to unscrew the nut holding the prop on by hand. Is this normal or should it have a torque rating?
Don't know exactly what the mounting arrangement is on yours but on mine there is a metal thrust washer, then the prop, then a nylon washer, then the nut and split pin. The nut on the new prop was only supposed to go to 14nm on a Johnson which is not very tight, I would guess that if the nylon washer compressed over time (the old one on mine had started to split) you might find the nut would be loose enough to undo with fingers. Mine wasn't, but I think it was stuck on the shaft, it needed a few good smacks on the spanner to shift it as it was turning the engine over in gear.