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    Nylon Stuffing Tube?

    When I'm at home doing my Spartan maintenance, I grease my flex shaft. When finished, I manually spin my prop, and my stuffing tube turns along with my flex shaft. Because of this, I have been putting grease on the outside of my stuffing tube. What do you guys think? I haven't had any problems. Is it normal for the stuffing tube to spin when everything is cool?

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    Nobody loves me....

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    By stuffing tube you mean the Teflon liner or the whole brass tube?

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    I guess it wouldn't hurt but I may be wrong, I did a total of 4 6s runs today. Only one flip over! Gotta love my boat! The videos are in the video Gallery... But me flipping isn't in there for some reason.
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    The Teflon liner.

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    I don't think the Teflon liner should spin. If it is spinning, something is most likely worn or maybe a kink in your flex shaft.

    That's just my thoughts, but if nothing is getting warm I suppose there would be nothing to worry about.....
    "enjoy your ride"

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    I have noticed mine occasionally rotates a bit, but much less than the flex is spinning

    The liner is not a real tight fit in the stuffing tube, and a bit of friction between the liner and contact with the flex shaft, or "adhesion" caused by fresh, sticky grease, may be enough to move the liner a bit.

    If there is a problem causing the liner to rotate at the same speed as the flex shaft, your going to have a melt down real quick.

    hog

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    Cool, thanks Hog. That's what it is...is the fresh grease being more sticky then when you're running. Because, I only see it spin when everything is fresh, everything is at room temps, and I spin the prop with my finger.

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    Those liners will spin sometimes. Its no big deal your ok.
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