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Re: V-drive propulsion - advantages and drawbacks?

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
The major downside of most V drive installations is that the stuffing box/shaft log are usually tucked in tight under the oil pan and access is not very good. Also if it's leaking/spraying that can lead to some issues with the pan itself if it's not been protected.
Good point. Seems like v-drive is also a lot more complicated than a straight drive, thus potentially less reliable. Any thoughts on that?

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