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Old 12-22-2007, 10:49 PM
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I picked up my new(used) outboard today, and I went to take off the old prop, and install mine, but the damn thing has what looks like a wheel lock holding it on insead of the nut. I will call the shop that sold the motor to me on monday, but I dont think they will have it. Any Ideas???
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I picked up my new(used) outboard today, and I went to take off the old prop, and install mine, but the damn thing has what looks like a wheel lock holding it on instead of the nut. I will call the shop that sold the motor to me on Monday, but I don't think they will have it. Any Ideas???
Its not hard, I am having problems with the Mcguard locks/nuts loosing, If I don't keep an eye on it I would loose a prop.
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die grinder took mine off. just cut the outer case and remove the nut.
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I've heard you can get them off by using 2 screw drivers and then a wrench or tool to turn the screw drivers. You insert the screw drivers down inside the lock. Then use the wrench / tool to turn the screw drivers to remove the lock. Good luck.
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Go to sears and buy the sockets that are used for removing rounded off nuts. These sockets grab into the nut and then come off as normal. I used them to get the lug nuts off a corvette when the previous owner had no idea where the key was.
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Go to sears and buy the sockets that are used for removing rounded off nuts. These sockets grab into the nut and then come off as normal. I used them to get the lug nuts off a corvette when the previous owner had no idea where the key was.
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jam a smaller socket on it and then turn it.....
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You can draw a picture of the pattern and fax it to Mcguard and they will sell you a new key. They only have about 4 or 5 keys.

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well, it wasnt as easy as a wheel lock.

good product, took me about 3 hours, and 7 dremel cutting wheels to cut off the ring around it, then I could jam the socket on, and get it off, all without scratching the prop.

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well, it wasnt as easy as a wheel lock.

good product, took me about 3 hours, and 7 dremel cutting wheels to cut off the ring around it, then I could jam the socket on, and get it off, all without scratching the prop.

Anyone need a 17 mirage??
The way I did mine didnt take 30 min
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