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Old 06-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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I have the v-drive and it cost me $140 last year. We tried to do it ourselves but didn't go so well. Tim
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:32 PM
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Tim just killed it I may just pay to have it done almost had my confidence built up but thanks Tim for the honesty lol
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:24 AM
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Have we established which seal type you have?

Is it a big brass nut or is it a dripless system?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:28 AM
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save yourself the $155... and do it your self... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UvyF-NRooQ

Was this system ever OEM on MCs? I thought all the dripless systems in MCs were the OJ type with the graphite seal. I could be wrong about it as I've not been in a bunch of different models and years.
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Mine is the drip less system. The shaft has to be pulled as far as I can tell from the motor compartment where the shaft comes through the hull I have about 8 inches before it goes into the transmission. That eight inches 4 of has a blue piece of hose on the shaft with hose clamps on each end. I can see before it goes into the transmission but feels like it has a plastic sleeve or something just before it goes in. Maybe that will help us out here I'm gonna take some pictures today and post them so everyone can see.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:15 AM
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Was this system ever OEM on MCs? I thought all the dripless systems in MCs were the OJ type with the graphite seal. I could be wrong about it as I've not been in a bunch of different models and years.
The YouTube video posted
is similar to what I have on my boat already just minus the long shaft mine is a lot shorter but everything else looks like this
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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The YouTube video posted
is similar to what I have on my boat already just minus the long shaft mine is a lot shorter but everything else looks like this
Then you probably have this type. It's an OJ Prop dripless system.




You'd probably have to pull the prop so you could pull the shaft out far enough to replace the seal.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:56 AM
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Yes that's it
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:16 AM
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Haha well I've done almost everything to the boat myself. This was one thing I have never done. I prob can do it just the first time is a little intimidating I guess once I tore into I believe I would have to call myself a chicken for doubting myself I guess. I plan on getting the stuff and with a older friend he says he can show me how it's done the first time. Thanks for the feedback guys
Good to hear. Not rocket science, just difficult given the location/position. Also, don't forget to protect the dripless unit from the splines on the shaft as you slide it over the shaft. From other posts that I read you do this by putting some (electrical) tape over the section of the shaft that has the splines. It appears that if you don't do this, you take the chance of damaging the seal.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:36 AM
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Yes that's it
http://www.ojprops.com/

You can purchase a new seal straight from OJ.
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