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Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 9:00 AM Reply   
So my drive shaft nut needs tightening my local shop is booked and it seems easy but I dont have the proper wrenches any info on exact size wrenches where to get for cheap ones even if I have to get some spanners and chop them to fit I know the shaft is supposed to drip about 6 drips per min mine has a steady drip about every scone and I'm going camping And am afraid to wake up and my boat be sunk !! Lol. That would suck!!!
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 9:01 AM Reply   
Every second, miss type
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 9:03 AM Reply   
Oh ya black ass scorpion if it matters
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-08-2012, 11:04 AM Reply   
Don't know the exact size of the nuts, but do know you need two short handle wrenches to get in there. I've used a plumber's pipe wrench before and it will work. You need to back off the lock nut, and tighten the shaft nut just a bit, then re- tighten the lock nut, while holding the shaft nut from turning.
It should not drip while not spinning, and drip 6-10 drops per min. while in gear.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 11:17 AM Reply   
What size pipe wrench Chris and I assume you need 2 wrenches right
Old     (saberworks)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-08-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
I think the pipe wrenches are adjustable. Why not just measure it?
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
Oh duh 2 short handle wrenches
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 11:50 AM Reply   
Well it's the length that's the problem I was wondering if there were special wrenches cuz its so tight it's hard ti get your arms under there let alone two wrenches and work
Old    Shawn (sbronco68)      Join Date: Mar 2011       05-08-2012, 1:10 PM Reply   
Google stuffing box wrench and you will find some options. You need a pair that are super short just the length of your hand or they will never work under an oil pan on a V-drive. I made a set as I have a cnc machine and i can make more if people need them but I think I saw them for sale on one of the inboard sites for like $20. A must have tool if you ask me.
Old    Jay Wedsted (jbird)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-08-2012, 1:28 PM Reply   
My '03 V230 was leaking like that, I had to have the packing replaced!
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-08-2012, 1:37 PM Reply   
I have an '02 V210. I'll look tonight at my wrenches but believe it was 2" and 1&7/8". Couldn't figure out why they'd use two different sizes bit it is what it is. Not cheap, I bought my short-handled wrenches for about $20 each.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-08-2012, 2:49 PM Reply   
West Marine and others sell adjustable packing nut wrenches. It was cheaper for me to get a set of open end big wrenches from a tool discounter and cut off one end of my 2" and 1 7/8" wrenches to use for the packing nuts on my 215. It has a 1 1/8" shaft size. Distance from the nut edge to the wrench end is now about 6"
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Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-08-2012, 3:35 PM Reply   
^Saved me diggin' in the boat tool box for the sizes.
Old    Rick H (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-08-2012, 5:15 PM Reply   
Dont over tighten or you will burn shaft and waste it. Ck the packing material as the wax gets old & hard . It is cheap and easy to replace once nut is loose.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 6:14 PM Reply   
Thanks guys freakin awesome ! I was told if the shaft giggles then just tighten but if it doesn't and leaks as mine is the repack it.i was also told to tighten it just like an oil filter hand tight is this true?
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-08-2012, 6:38 PM Reply   
Just tighten it in the water and you'll know if the drip rate is fine. It should drip, just slowly. When you get it right it is amazing how much less water there is in the bilge. I've forgotten the correct drip rate.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 11:18 PM Reply   
6 per min
Old    Brad Walker (humboldt9)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-09-2012, 3:26 PM Reply   
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADJUSTABLE-S...-/250599664975

This plumber lock nut wrench is what I use. You need two one for the shaft nut and one for the lock nut. Home Depot has them for about $10 a piece.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-10-2012, 9:50 AM Reply   
Harbor freight $18 18"crescent chopped off Handle and a pair of channel locks done saved myself 100$

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