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Old 04-21-2013, 02:00 PM
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While you have everything apart, you might want to consider checking the strut bushings and see if they need replacement. With the amount of side force you've been running with due to the misalignment, you may have some off-center wear.

I will say that I don't know what kind of improvement you'd expect to see by replacing worn bushings. I think it depends on your level of MCOCD.

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:59 PM
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I ended up creating a small shim with west system epoxy under the strut. I used the strut as a form, with a mold release. Then after it cured, I cleaned the mold release and used silicone between the strut and new epoxy shim. - bolted back up, alligned the engine and now i'm .001 up/dn & .003 L/R

Left/Right is tough to get the engine to only move a small amount. It kept going too far everytime i tried to move it. Now thinking about it i should have used a clamp or block etc.. to create a stop on the opposite side i was pushing on. Also, i found 3 of 4 nuts on the front horizontal pins weren't even close to tight.

Replaced the packing. The strut bearings looked fine.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:22 PM
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Excellent. Now get out and go skiing!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:52 PM
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I am just curious on how easy your prop turns now? Great work by the way.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:20 PM
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Cant wait to get skiing! Thanks!

I cant say it helped as much as i'd hoped. Its maybe half the friction of before which is obviously a nice improvement. I guess i can turn it with 2 fingers, but not comfortably.
Keep in mind the strut bushing isnt wet yet.
have sone tension in the tranny alone.
It definitly doesnt spin like
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=wTQae...%3DwTQaetaYQls
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:27 PM
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You may have the packing a bit tight, also. Remember that you'll have to do some adjustments the next time you go to the lake, and over the next 10 hours or so; check the friction after you get those done.

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Cant wait to get skiing! Thanks!

I cant say it helped as much as i'd hoped. Its maybe half the friction of before which is obviously a nice improvement. I guess i can turn it with 2 fingers, but not comfortably.
Keep in mind the strut bushing isnt wet yet.
have sone tension in the tranny alone.
It definitly doesnt spin like
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=wTQae...%3DwTQaetaYQls
Did you install new vesconite cutlass bearings? If so, and you can turn it with two fingers on a struggle, once you run it she will turn freely.

Edit. Sorry I see that you didn't swap out the cutlass bearings.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 PM
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Yeah ill keep you all posted after i get a few hours on the packing.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:38 PM
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packing box hose size?

I recently picked up a 1993 PS 190 & have been working/fxing long overdue neglected stuff for weeks now & I am moving on to the leaking nut stuffing box. While I am in there, the packing hose definately should be replaced as well but until I remove it I am not sure of what the actual size is (ID). I want to save down time & order from Buck Algonquin ahead of tearing it apart.
http://catalog.buckalgonquin.com/vie...s-heavy-duty?#

What size are you guys using?

Thanks!

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:51 PM
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I ended up creating a small shim with west system epoxy under the strut. I used the strut as a form, with a mold release. Then after it cured, I cleaned the mold release and used silicone between the strut and new epoxy shim. - bolted back up, alligned the engine and now i'm .001 up/dn & .003 L/R

Left/Right is tough to get the engine to only move a small amount. It kept going too far everytime i tried to move it. Now thinking about it i should have used a clamp or block etc.. to create a stop on the opposite side i was pushing on. Also, i found 3 of 4 nuts on the front horizontal pins weren't even close to tight.

Replaced the packing. The strut bearings looked fine.

Thanks for the help everyone.
Dave
Ratcheting straps can be helpful as well.
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