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Engine Mounts/Bushings/Isolators - Alignment?
Where to start...
The cutlass bearing has failed terribly, probably due to poor alignment
It did enough damage to the shaft that I will be replacing it along with a new coupler, tranny saver, and engine mounts/bushings (I think the mounts were/are the culprit). While I'm at it I am going to install a PSS Drip-less and a Spurs Shaft Cutter.
I have done a cutlass before, no biggy there. The tranny saver & coupler shouldn't be a problem either, but would certainly welcome any tips. What I am not as comfortable with or know much about is replacing the engine mounts followed by the alignment process.
- What/where do you buy a mount/bushing/isolator? Using the Westerbeke 50 part # I went to Torresen Marine and found them but they seemed $$$, $168 each. Then I read Pascoe Marine Engines : Drive System Alignment by David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor and he mentions another type of mount, the Ace Mount???
- Tips on how to remove and replace the mounts,
- BTW, anyone removed a Autostream prop? How? Is it just the two set screws, West by North has yet to return my phone call or email.
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Last edited by T37Chef; 04-24-2010 at 11:40 PM.