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    Driveshaft question.

    Hello all,

    I replaced the carbon ring yesterday using the great info found on this site along with questions asked to knowledgeable members via phone.

    I believe all is well, however I am concerned about the "telltale groove" on the driveshaft being visible, therefore having the PTO seal assembly pressing into the crankshaft splines. I know this will rub a hole in the seal and create an oil leak.

    So before I take it all back out and verify, I thought I would post pics and have the gurus take a look to see if the telltale groove is indeed covered.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    any takers?

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    what do you mean by a telltail groove, the grove that the circlip fits into? it looks fine to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetskibill9999 View Post
    what do you mean by a telltail groove, the grove that the circlip fits into? it looks fine to me
    #28 in these instructions. Illustrations 9, 13 and 14. Thanks for your help.

    http://www.rivamotorsports.com/instr...085_pek_50.pdf

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    after reading that it seems the drive shaft needs to go further into the crank splines, i'd take off the pump and give it another knock with a mallet

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    The groove is still visible. Shaft needs to go forward, try using a rubber mallet. Be sure the old dampner has came out of the pto assembly if youve changed shafts or dampners and your not trying to stack a new one in on top of the old.

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    Thanks for all of the input. Ii appreciate it.

    I pulled the pump and decided to pull the shaft out a lil bit just to see if that groove was there. low and behold it was indeed. So I tapped the shaft forward a bit until it was no longer visible. In the pic, what looks to be the telltale groove is actually the shaft increasing in diameter.

    I'll put her back together and look for leaking oil. thx again for the replies.

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