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    Question How do you know if...broken motor mount?

    Hi guys, I am hard on the machine, do a lot of wave jumping and wonder if this can break motor mounts.

    Just noticed that I can lift the engine front and back from the exhasust side.
    Is this normal or is it a good sign of broken mounts? (no experience at this)

    If broken, is it an easy repair?
    Should all be replaced to get a fresh start?
    Will it happen again? LoL

    And last, where to get stronger ones.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Peter


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    It's normal to break engine mounts when wave jumping...at least while you are learning. Casing the landing is what breaks them...once you learn not to case (slam) the landing then you'll never break another one. Stronger? There isn't any...just learn what not to do...

    Just replace the front and left side...or whichever ones that are separated. Since you are doing two, I would check engine alignment when through. Be thankful you haven't bent your driveshaft or stripped the cogs in your PTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    Be thankful you haven't bent your driveshaft or stripped the cogs in your PTO.
    Well....................don't know about that part yet.
    Seems I broke 3 of them. I can move the engine by hand on all sides accept for one corner (rear right) (Yes, was jumping large waves in ocean yesterday and landed a couple of them hard)

    Just reading up in the manual about allignment.

    The rubber is still attached to the mount that is on the hull. The bolts in the cradle mount stay with it when I move the engine by hand.
    Does this mean just replacing the bolts? Pull engine or block each corner one at a time while replacing?
    And how do I torque in such a tight space?

    Many many thanks!!

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    There are only three engne mounts total...one in the front. Change one at a time while leaving the good one tight. Take out the two bolts to the hull and the one on the engine frame. The easiest way to access these bolts is with a 2' long 3/8" drive extension with a universal on a short 12 point 13mm socket. Just lift the engine with one hand and slide the new mount in. Make sure you leave the shims in place if there is any! This is critical for engine alignment.

    Happy wrenching...

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