Check your driveline!

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by Diesel Jerry, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Diesel Jerry

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    DA689B1A-2C63-48EC-87CF-F96ED205DA38.jpeg I mean really check it. With tools, not just hands. I found this doing my decom inspection this morning.
     
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    Nice, did you get a "can you check engine mounts for a vibration im having". :)
     
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    So far this year as far as driveline goes I have found this, loose coupling bolts, and a prop loose on the shaft. My boss loves this stuff because he often hears complaints that I take longer than previous techs. Well....here is why.
     
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    Yep, you have to throw them a carrot now and then. :)
     
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    Nice save Jerry!
    Looks like a thrust bearing setup like an Aquadrive.
    Perhaps the manf. specifies a certain type of lock washer, but for a cv joint with half moon plates as shown, Schnorr washers are factory spec for some cv joints in the automotive field.
    Also, I use a sharpie or nail polish to put witness marks on critical bolts & nuts for easy visual inspection.
     
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    My boat usually leaves the dock 5 days a week. I start up all systems and open all hatches every week. My big concern has always been a bad seawater hose spraying machinery. You can do some irreparable damage from a $2.00 clamp.
     
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    Agree completely (but never, ever buy those two-dollar clamps!).
     

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