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mash
11-28-2006, 09:52 PM
I noticed quite a bit of play in the prop shaft of the '93 I just purchased, decided to pull it and check things out. First picture here shows wear in the strut. I assume the bearings haven't been changed lately...

I've got about .011" wear on the dia near the prop, .003-.005 elsewhere. Guess it's toast.

mash
11-28-2006, 09:54 PM
This is what happens when you don't maintain your stuffing box. There is about .004-.005" wear here as well.

mash
11-28-2006, 09:56 PM
I think I'll just bite the bullet and get a new shaft and bushings from Elberts, along with the bearing tool to remove and replace them.

SkiDog
11-28-2006, 10:03 PM
I think I'll just bite the bullet and get a new shaft and bushings from Elberts, along with the bearing tool to remove and replace them.

Thats probably the best idea I've heard all day!:D