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Old 28 April 2013, 16:20   #11
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Well it aint swarf .. any other contamination of the oil ?
It aint 3mm either!
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Old 28 April 2013, 16:35   #12
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Ok ok its unusual for me to underestimate size.
I've got my pullers in my hand now ;O)
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Old 28 April 2013, 16:44   #13
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Lol .. a look see is on the cards though ... I'm thinking stainless prop maybe hit something .. which is notoriously ouchy on the box ..
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Old 28 April 2013, 16:52   #14
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RYA level 2 instructor since Moses parted the Red Sea............. I very think not Bigmuz7..... lol
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Old 28 April 2013, 17:32   #15
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RYA level 2 instructor since Moses parted the Red Sea............. I very think not Bigmuz7..... lol
I think what Bigmuz is implying is the weight of a stainless steel prop on a bigfoot engine compared to an Ali prop is causing the problem. think about how the dog clutches go in and every time the gear level is operated from N-F-N etc. That's a lot of weight accelerating then stopping and reversing without the advantage of a clutch to smooth it all out.

I used to cringe when beginners pussy footed about putting it in gear.

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Joking.....
It's got an ali prop tho, both of them do both. They are same age same hours same transom.

To be continued.....
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Ok in from the shed here's the story.
Found where the shrapnel came from


It's the shift cam that lives down here



It was easy enough to get this stripped out so where do I buy the parts,seals & rings ?

I have Loctite 243 medium strength threadlocker will that do or should I get 271 High strength stuff ?

The manual says 2-4-C grease with teflon. What do you guys suggest and from where ?

Cheers for your help
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Well lemming, I doff my cap to you. That was a good job well done.
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Ha that was the easy bit I think......
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For the enlightenment of others, given your undoubted experience, can you suggest what caused the failure ?
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