View Full Version : what do you think..

05-29-2014, 08:10 PM
of my new custom Strut? haha..once i poped her off the shaft went back to her original position

05-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Got some swerve in that bugga.

05-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Got some swerve in that bugga.

Do you think it also bent the shaft a little.

05-30-2014, 12:21 AM
it didnt look like that after i popped it off..it lined right up with the rudder and i checked the gap where the shaft came out of the boat and it was ( from what i can tell) about equal all the way around

05-30-2014, 01:01 PM
there looks to be a brass sleeve in the strut..is that part of the rubber seal in there? when i replace the seal do i have to get that sleeve out as well?

05-30-2014, 01:49 PM
That's a bushing that acts as a bearing. you can't replace it. These are sealed they use water as the hydrodyamic lubricant in the bushing like a plain bearing.

05-30-2014, 06:13 PM
But can replace that bushing? I have seen some for sale. I ask because if I can't replace it, then I might as well get a new strut and not try and save me 500$ on a new one

05-30-2014, 08:41 PM
You can get the bushing out and replace

05-31-2014, 05:52 PM
we got her a straight as we could for now..thinking if i should try some more or not. i think worse case ill be buying bushings more often