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Old 29-05-2014, 20:11   #16
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Re: Engine Moved What Next?

Update:
Installed all 4 mounts and attempted to do the shaft alignment. Seemed OK...shaft rotates 360į and no drips from PSS dripless shaft seal. Did a sea trial and PSS leaks... too much. Formerly it was quite dry... with an occasional drop.

To move the engine around I used a crow bar.. not a hoist.

I had to stop work, but I think the stainless steel doughnut of the PSS needs to be moved aft to add more pressure. I suspect when in forward gear the prop pushes forward a bit and the engine position may move slightly aft of its former position making the tension on the PSS plates out of spec. A guess.

I will try to move the doughnut aft... do a sea trial and if it leaks it is an alignment issue. There was no noticeable vibration when in gear.

Any comments?

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Old 29-05-2014, 20:55   #17
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Re: Engine Moved What Next?

Should be able to loosen setscrews on donut and slide it back a bit. Mine has two screws in each hole, so watch for that. There needs to be some tension in the bellows to keep it from leaking.
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Old 31-05-2014, 13:54   #18
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Re: Engine Moved What Next?

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Project completed... new mounts, re aligned.. PSS shaft bellows tensioned (moved aft end forward a bit to tension the bellows) and no leaks at all RPMs. Thanks to all for the suggestions and support.
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