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Old 20 June 2009, 02:31   #21
Country: UK - England
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Originally Posted by gibbo500 View Post
Finally got the it off however because the claws of the puller wouldn't reach the metal hub it literally pulled the plastic wheel clean off the hub.

I have managed to put it back together although the steering wheel base is a bit messed up.

Any suggestions how i can tidy it up....some sort of sleeve or tape maybe?

Hopefully i see no reason to remove the wheel again apart from when the helm needs replacing but is it good practice to put some grease on the shaft, as is it not the woodruff key that prevents the wheel from spinning on the shaft?

I am probably wrong though
Yes a smear of grease on the shaft would be a good idea.

Chris Stevens

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Old 20 June 2009, 04:13   #22
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Buy a new wheel - they can be as cheap as a tenner. You wouldn't want it falling apart at sea.
A dollop of grease on your shaft is never a bad thing.

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Old 20 June 2009, 05:42   #23
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Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
A dollop of grease on your shaft is never a bad thing.
Just don't get her pregnant.

I had similar problems when changing my wheel, but managed to jibble the old one off. Took a good half hour of jiggling though. According to the wife I looked like I was trying to do a beyonce hip wiggle with 6 inches of builder crack. Careful how you imagine that one

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