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    Alignment tool needed- Huntsville, Alabama

    Anybody own the 2-stroke SeaDoo engine/pump alignment tool and live in North Alabama? Just seeing if one is available within driving distance before I end up having to buy.

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    What ski are you trying to align? I have one, but depending on the ski, I can can tell you how to align it without the tools.

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    I have one but I am about an hr or so away ..Drag your ski here and you can align it

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    I'm all for trying the best "look and feel" technique without the tool. This is a 1998 SeaDoo SPX (787 engine) that I'm working on. Has a Skat Trak pump. Didn't give but $900 for 2 skis and a trailer so makes it REAL hard to justify a $150 tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKFox View Post
    I'm all for trying the best "look and feel" technique without the tool. This is a 1998 SeaDoo SPX (787 engine) that I'm working on. Has a Skat Trak pump. Didn't give but $900 for 2 skis and a trailer so makes it REAL hard to justify a $150 tool.
    Ok, for the record I have the alignment tools that I purchased with all the special SD tools years ago, and never use them. Pull the pump exposing the driveshaft in the pump shoe area. Swing the driveshaft side to side to reach the "bind point" on each side. Note this point and measure off each side of the tunnel at 3 and 9 o'clock. Position the engine so that the bind point on either side is equal distances of each respective side.

    Repeat for vertical alignment, but if the shims have never been removed, this measurement should already be dead on.

    It kills me how people get so anal about thinking they can't align it without the tools...

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    Thanks for the tip! Will try soon as I get a chance. (I just rebuilt the engine and sat it back in... so all is currently out of alignment.)

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    That process might align the motor to a decent alignment, but, the pump needs to be aligned too. A pump cocked sideways is gonna cost you performance and wear the splines on the shaft and the prop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPSteve View Post
    That process might align the motor to a decent alignment, but, the pump needs to be aligned too. A pump cocked sideways is gonna cost you performance and wear the splines on the shaft and the prop.
    How many of these have you ever encountered Steve?

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    I take it you probably have to use the tools for the XPL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranha Performance View Post
    I take it you probably have to use the tools for the XPL?
    Not the pump. All my stuff is pre-951. I have the short and long rod for the HX, and the 140mm pump housing.

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