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Old 11-08-2012, 03:44 PM
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Drive shaft slipping

I have uploaded this video from when I winterized my boat this fall. Been meaning to ask for any info why my drive shaft slowly turns when the boat is in neutral and idling. I noticed when I was letting the engine/ oil. warm up with the 5 gallon bucket method so I could change the oil.

Is this normal? Something need adjustment? I could put my hand on it and hold it back from rotating.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:09 PM
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It's normal, mine does the same


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Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 PM
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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the reason is that the sesmoidal trunion bearing tends to bind a little when the boat isn't floating. It's normal.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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Ok ! Good to know, thanks alot
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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the reason is that the sesmoidal trunion bearing tends to bind a little when the boat isn't floating. It's normal.
The what? Those are mighty big words.....
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:20 PM
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Big words + my small brain = uh what's he talking about! I knew there was a mechanical explanation!


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Old 11-08-2012, 08:12 PM
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That must be real close to the gypsum gum rod. Not sure what it looks like but it can't look good..... ;-)
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 PM
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I hope my boat has one of those!!


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Old 11-08-2012, 09:39 PM
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I hope my boat has one of those!!
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