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Old 09-02-2016, 02:50 AM   #14
Larry H
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City: Pacific Northwest
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Vessel Name: Jacari Maru
Vessel Model: 2014 Ranger Tug R-27
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Another possibility is that the coupler is worn out. If the engine has been out of alignment for any length of time the two parts of the coupler can wear. I had to replace my shaft and coupler at 5200 hours on my Tiawan trawler with a Lehman 120 in it. The new coulper and shaft had to be mated and lathe turned to square the coupler to the shaft. A dial indicator can show the runout on both the radial direction and the face of the coupler. The transmission half of the coupler is also suspect and should be checked.
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