dhrr44
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R66 Clutch issue

10-26-2016 09:46:39

Have any other R66 operators experience a failing or leaking clutch? We have a bad clutch at 267hrs. They offer overhauled exhaged on this part so just have wondered how many have failed.Thanks

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John S
Member Since : 2012
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12-05-2016 07:50:17
The R66 doesn't have a clutch.
ChoppaDocta
Member Since : 2008
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12-06-2016 11:35:17
Its a sprag clutch inside the freewheeling unit. IPB calls it a clutch. We are changing one tomorrow due to leaking on a low time ship
dhrr44
Member Since : 2009
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12-08-2016 08:49:11
Yes The Great wizard at Robinson said they have revised the sprag clutch with better seals and design to R&R. Its still a time consuming job and we all here call BS on the MM and how to R&R it. Let us know how you feel ChoppaDocta once complete.
ChoppaDocta
Member Since : 2008
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12-08-2016 11:01:07
Well its easier to just pull the engine than to try to do it with it installed, 2 mechanics 8 hours. We've pulled our fair share of R-66 engines for leaking forward seals and engine changes and once you've done it a few times its not so bad. It is definitely different than the one we removed.
dhrr44
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12-08-2016 11:46:16
Bingo! Thats what our shop found to be eaisest too.Thanks for your input.Happy Hoildays!!!!!
Warren
Member Since : 2018
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11-13-2018 10:59:17

Yep just had to replace my leaking sprag clutch, engine out etc @950hrs.