I used Dawn dish detergent (applied with an old toothbrush) to cut through
the old grease. In only one PTO did I think I saw signs of wear -- the
bearing race had a groove "worn" in it. Looking back on it, I'd bet that
was the way it was machined before Ten-Tec found it could reduce the cost of
that part by not machining the groove. Otherwise the parts have never been
necessary for me.
When rebuilding, I've found a shallow pan like a pizza pan is handy to hold
little parts, mainly the little bearings.
Before you remove the PTO, BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN WHAT WIRE CONNECTS TO WHERE
on the side of the PTO.
73, Mike N4NT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:14 AM
Subject: [TenTec] PTO Rebuild or not?
>I own an Omni D that works well and enjoy using, except the PTO is
> to drag. Have the kit to rebuild it, have never done a rebuild before,
> am reasonably mechanically capable. TT tells me the price is $125 to
> it, and then of course the shipping will likely add at least another $50.
> They tell me alignment after rebuild is probably not necessary.
> So, appreciate advice about rebuilding/having TT rebuild it/ or avoiding
> issue by just selling the rig, Finally, assuming I rebuild, what is the
> best solvent to remove the old grease? Is Varsol ok?
> 73, Curt KB5JO
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