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    What would life be without a PWC?........ goBENGALS's Avatar
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    Shims

    Read my profile signature before you laugh too hard on this one!!

    I keep reading about shimming the motor while using the infamous Beerdart alignment tool and I dont know what to do.

    Is there specific type of shims to use? I've used wood shims to mount a house door other than that..........


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    I think I included some shims in the box? The shims are washers that you put under the mounts to align the motor.

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    motor shims

    I have a question about adjusting the motor with shims for alignment.

    Will I have to lift up the motor everytime to add or subtract a shim? I am just a little confused about this whole part of the build and want to get it right the first time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goBENGALS View Post
    I have a question about adjusting the motor with shims for alignment.

    Will I have to lift up the motor everytime to add or subtract a shim? I am just a little confused about this whole part of the build and want to get it right the first time!!
    Yes.

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    I too purchased an alighnment tool from B_D, I kinda cheated though. When I was shimming the engine, I cut slots in the shims so that I would not have to lift the engine totally off the studs . Granted this isnt the "Best" way to do it.. But I have done two engines, and it cut the install time down dramatically.. Especially on my 750 where it is such a royal pain in the arse to lift the engine with the oil tank in the boat.

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    I have also slotted the shims.

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    I had the shims before, thank god for Imodium AD. Whew!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    I had the shims before, thank god for Imodium AD. Whew!!!!

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