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    Damaged Coupler

    Well, apparently THIS week I'll be working on the SLX...SLT pump stator bearing job turned out great, (couple weeks ago), and I remember thinking: Watch...now that I did this to this machine, the bearings will go out in the other one...

    They did today. And somehow they took the driveshaft coupler with them! Apparently when the bearings seized, the centrifugal force from the rotating assembly ripped the threads right from inside the coupler.

    I thought earlier, (before I went out and tore it down), that I messed up my driveshaft, or worse yet...my crank. But unless I'm missing something, all I need is another bearing kit and a new coupler. I'm assuming a rubber-bonded coupler from any SL will work?
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    I have a brand new coupler if you need it. $75 shipped.

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    Are you sure the splines on the driveshaft O.K.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Are you sure the splines on the driveshaft O.K.?
    Yeah, they look good...the splines inside the coupler even look good. I don't understand how this happened with no noticeable damage to the crank or driveshaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    I have a brand new coupler if you need it. $75 shipped.
    I'll take it... you have a paypal account?

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    That is odd.

    I've got 2 of them if you want a spare...

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    the bearing locking up should shred the rubber hose not the threads on the coupler IMHO I would check alignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
    the bearing locking up should shred the rubber hose not the threads on the coupler IMHO I would check alignment
    Do you mean the bearing between the thru-hull and the coupler?

    The bearings that locked up were the pump stator bearings...

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    AH!

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