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    aligning drive shaft on 2004 MSX 150

    Greetings:

    I've read a bunch of posts on Green hulk about aligning the drive shaft my MSX 150. And I have to admit that I'm as confused as ever. If I loosened the pump assembly so I could pull back the drive shaft enough to disengage the drive couplers, and I didn't touch the bearing carrier, do I still need to do the realigning procedure after I put the engine back in the ski?

    I took care to ensure that the motor mount shims are exactly like they were from the factory, and I only pulled the drive shaft back four inches.

    Much thanks ahead of time,
    freelancenovelist


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    Quote Originally Posted by freelancenovelist View Post
    Greetings:

    I've read a bunch of posts on Green hulk about aligning the drive shaft my MSX 150. And I have to admit that I'm as confused as ever. If I loosened the pump assembly so I could pull back the drive shaft enough to disengage the drive couplers, and I didn't touch the bearing carrier, do I still need to do the realigning procedure after I put the engine back in the ski?

    I took care to ensure that the motor mount shims are exactly like they were from the factory, and I only pulled the drive shaft back four inches.

    Much thanks ahead of time,
    freelancenovelist
    If you took note of the shims...and return them to their original place...the conventional wisdom is that you are fine.

    However...there have been some past posts that claimed that the factory ran their production runs, based upon an original setup jig...and didn't check every unit for the optimium fit!

    If...and when...I have to pull my engine, I will be using the tool to insure that nothing is binding.

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    Drive shaft alignnment

    Oh, sorry.

    In case anyone was botherd by it, I meant to type 2004 MSX 150 in this thread's original post. Not 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelancenovelist View Post
    Oh, sorry.

    In case anyone was botherd by it, I meant to type 2004 MSX 150 in this thread's original post. Not 2007.
    LOL!

    Figured as much...but, I for one, wished there was an '07!

    And an '08...and a new 2009....

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