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    the metal top hat was the culprit. For some reason there was some dug in grooves on the driveshaft and the old top hat. New top hat slid right over them. Anyone know what could have caused this?
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    obvious:

    channel locks wielded by the invasive species asshatitus mechanicus

    beware of other telltale signs, like plastic zip ties cut into daggers and aquarium air line used for primers

    "somebody" wanted to turn the engine a bit the driveshaft was stuck

    yeah I've seen this sort of thing before, even on brake pistons

    careful work with a fine file and some emery paper should clear that infection right up and allow the oring to get over it undamaged

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    that would make sense! I just used sandpaper on it for awhile and it seemed to do a decent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizz View Post
    that would make sense! I just used sandpaper on it for awhile and it seemed to do a decent job.
    The o-rings in the ball bearing with bellows rides on that scuffed up surface that you scratched up by sanding. It maintains a seal to prevent engine oil from spilling in to your hull.. The driveshaft with PTO splines gets lubricated by the engine oil.

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