View Full Version : Hot prop shaft and leaking prop shaft seal!!!! Help!

07-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Just pulled my 2010 X-2(5.7L) out after a good night at the lake and I noticed steam coming from underneath my boat. There was hot/warm water dripping out from the prop shaft seal and the prop shaft was hot but still touchable. Does anyone know what the problem is? Or is it even a problem? I will be taking it to my dealer tomorow morning to find out what the problem is, as I am leaving for BC,Canada for two weeks on Friday.

07-23-2012, 01:22 AM
Water coming out is normal. Dripless packing runs raw water into it and out the bottom of the boat.
That water should be cold lake water though, in fact I tapped the cold water for my showr off the shaft packing line. Doesn't make sense it's warm unless yours is plumbed different than my 06.

07-23-2012, 10:10 AM
Heat means friction- maybe the dripless system is too tight? On a traditional shaft seal, if the shaft is warm/hot, it means the packing nuts have been adjusted too tight, possibly melting the packing and scoring the shaft. Can the shaft seal be adjusted?

07-23-2012, 10:41 AM
The water will be warm exiting the seal.