Originally Posted by Baker
....not to mention the pump clears the engine mount which eliminates the need to jack up the engine to replace the pump.
I just replaced my Sherwood pump with the SMX pump this weekend.
What a pain in the ass!!!
You still have to add a spacer or machine the arm that connects to the motor mount in order to avoid having to jack up the engine in the future.
If you only install the new pump and don't add the spacer or machine the arm, you'll still have to jack up the engine for future replacement of the pump........at least for my 5.9 6BTA Cummins. maybe it's different for other boats