Help with GX345 PTO

iowagourdmanMarch 23, 2011

Hey all,

I had to remove the PTO on my GX345 so I could replace a bad idler pulley. Now I need to reinstall the PTO, but I am not sure what the torque is for the PTO bolt. I don't want to damage the PTO by being too loose or too tight. Does anyone have any experience with this subject?

Thanks

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mownie(7)

Here's what the Warner Clutch service manual says about torque values for the PTO mounting bolt.
If bolt is 3/8" dia (9/16" tool): Torque = 40 to 45 Lb Ft
If bolt is 7/16 dia (5/8" tool): Torque = 50 to 55 Lb Ft.

Manual further stipulates that 3/8" dia bolts MUST BE Grade 8 only.
It states that the 7/16" dia bolts may be Grade 5 or 8 (but I recommend you only use Grade 8).

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 10:19AM
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