REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER
Vent valve is opened for operation at
temperatures of 0ºF (-18ºC) or lower.
Check vent valve (6) is closed as follows:
Remove lockwire. Loosen nut (7) on
adjustment screw (8).
Tighten screw (8) clockwise. Torque screw
to 30 inch-pounds.
Torque nut (7) to 25 inch-pounds. Lockwire
nut to screw (8). Use lockwire (E231).
DISCONNECT SHOCK ABSORBER FROM BLADE
Remove cotter pin (9) and nut (10) from
self-retaining bolt (11) at outboard lugs (12).
Do not remove bolt without supporting
blade. Damage to blade can occur.
Do not use excessive force on bolt
that is binding. Damage to bolt, lugs,
or rod-end bearing can occur.
Support blade (1). Use sling (T35).
Have helper hold blade (1). Remove bolt (11)
from lugs (12). If bolt binds, have helper move
blade slightly in lead or lag direction.
Remove rod-end bearing (13) from lugs (12).
Install bolt (11) and nut (10) in lugs (12). Do not
torque at this time.