10-18-2012, 01:22 PM #1
Attention 2012 owners--GTR and possibly other models-Motors not aligned from factory!
I have a 2012 GTR and have about 53 hours on it when I noticed my carbon seal was spewing water out the right side only when the motor was running. I took it to my local shop and the carbon ring was worn off centered, indicating that the motor was not aligned properly from the factory. I know troyheb had a similar problem I am trying to find the thread. Just giving people a heads up. Luckily I caught it early (took the seat off and check after starting) and also have a bilge installed. If anyone had the same problem please post on this thread so we can kind of get a count of how many ppl. have this issue. Thanks!
10-18-2012, 04:35 PM #2
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
- Aussie Land
I thought mis-alignment was a standard feature?
To be honest, I think once things settle in, they should be checked anyway.
10-18-2012, 05:00 PM #3
Other signs of a miss-aligned engine and pump other than carbon seal issues, is impeller nose cones that won't stay in place, excessive wear on a brand new wear ring, pto seal oil leaks, and slight vibration. I had them all.
Mine was drooping low and left, the engine that is........
10-18-2012, 05:01 PM #4
10-18-2012, 05:38 PM #5
I see, my wear ring looks good so hopefully its just the motor and not a pump being off like troy had.
10-18-2012, 05:43 PM #6
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10-18-2012, 06:20 PM #8
10-18-2012, 06:35 PM #9
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
That looks like a pump shoe misalignment than a motor alignment issue. When I installed a new shoe on my hull I dry fitted it several times with shims to get it just right. Only then did I silicone it in, and even with the shims in I tightened till it was perfect in the tunnel and let it dry for 2 days....
10-18-2012, 07:07 PM #10
529035841 - floating ring tool $80.99
529035842 - pto support tool $21.99
529036197 - engine align ride-plate fixture $289.99
529036193 - thru-hull adapter $34.99
SBT alignment kit $149 + shipping ( OEM parts used 529035719 - align shaft adapter $35.99 and 295000141 - alignment shaft $302.49) **saves $118.00
Total MSRP online store parts cost $577!!!
Be glad you don't have your pump mounted to the ride plate like 2009-2010 T-X models.........
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