View Full Version : HELP! Bent prop shaft!
07-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Just fount out that the prop shaft on my '08 X2 is slightly bent. used a dial indicator and it was out 0.006'' just wondering how to remove the prop shaft from the transmission? Any info. will be helpful. Thanks guys.
07-04-2012, 05:36 PM
07-04-2012, 06:32 PM
I had a machinist put a dial indicator on the shaft. He fixes bent prop shafts for our local boat dealership. He indicated that the max tolerance shouldn't be any more than 4 thou out. Im just going by what he said, his is not my area of expertise.
07-04-2012, 07:40 PM
V-drive? Pull the prop, remove the nut at the other end of the prop shaft at the coupler, remove the four nuts/bolts that connect the coupler to the tranny flange, remove the coupler from the front of the prop shaft (may need to fashion a puller to get this off, do a search), cover the splines/threads on the forward end of the prop shaft to protect the shaft seal (on the shaft log where the shaft exits the boat), I sprayed soapy water in the shaft in front of the shaft seal to lube it up and ease it out from the back. If it's really bent and/or the strut is bent, you might need to drop the rudder to get the shaft out; mine wouldnt clear the rudder. Here's a thread about my damage:
Check the stut carefully to see if it's bent too. If the shaft won't easily go back through the hole in the bottom of the boat the strut is probably bent. Good luck.
07-04-2012, 08:19 PM
07-05-2012, 06:44 AM
cool thanks guys for helping me out, i owe ya.
yea sorry about that, I had hit a stump or something last weekend, bending the prop slightly. so I wanted to see if the shaft might have been bent too.
07-05-2012, 10:17 AM
07-06-2012, 06:01 PM
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