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    Thanks, I'll give that a go.


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    Using this method, do you use an equal size shim under each mount regardless of which size shim, or lack there of, came from the factory? Just a little confusedThank you as always. ken

    "-Then drop in equal amount thickness shims under each mount. I pull up one side of the motor at a time and slide the shims in. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by icky002 View Post
    Using this method, do you use an equal size shim under each mount regardless of which size shim, or lack there of, came from the factory? Just a little confusedThank you as always. ken

    "-Then drop in equal amount thickness shims under each mount. I pull up one side of the motor at a time and slide the shims in. "
    most GPR/XLTs come with one shim under each mount. I cant remember the size, but its pretty thick, like maybe 1/8"

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    Really? Mine has one shim. Seems to be aligned Ok so I will let it slide. II Did everything else in your directions and it was awesome!. Thankyou!

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    I only found 2 shims on my xl1200 when I removed the engine, they were both under the 2 rear mounts. However, later when I was cleaning out the hull, I found 2 more shims hanging on the bilge pump, they were hanging there like they were put there as spares....no way they got there unintentionally.

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    Coupler clearances

    I have replaced the shaft, coupler and impellor etc on my XA1200Y. But spent a massive amount of time trying to line up the engine. Did the loose bolt and run the starter bit and finally got it in line but the clearance between the couplers is now about 0.5mm not the 2-4mm specified. The engine is as far forward as it will go so I cannot lengthen the gap. Can I run with this almost zero clearance? What are my options? I don't see any way to increase the gap.

    Any help or advice much appreciated.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    I have replaced the shaft, coupler and impellor etc on my XA1200Y. But spent a massive amount of time trying to line up the engine. Did the loose bolt and run the starter bit and finally got it in line but the clearance between the couplers is now about 0.5mm not the 2-4mm specified. The engine is as far forward as it will go so I cannot lengthen the gap. Can I run with this almost zero clearance? What are my options? I don't see any way to increase the gap.

    Any help or advice much appreciated.

    Paul
    running with zero clearence will eat the couplers...

    I had a GPR once that the driveshaft came loose in the pump stator, and pushed the intermediate shaft forward... the intermediate shaft is just pressed into the housing, so maybe it moved forward somehow? maybe it can be moved rearward?

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    Just wanted to say I used this method and it has been money so far for over 20 hrs. I didn't have to adjust the motor one bit, it was perfect. Thanks WFO!

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