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V Drive problem. replace or rebuild?

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V Drive problem. replace or rebuild?

Postby nolacarver » November 19th, 2015, 6:34 am

My v drive started making a horrible noise and when i pulled the dip stick the oil was burnt. Can I remove v drive while in the water? should I rebuild or buy a re manufactured? Is there a instruction manual how to remove and replace? As always, any advise is greatly appreciated. 1978 Carver voyager twin 350 crusaders. :help:

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Re: V Drive problem. replace or rebuild?

Postby waybomb » November 19th, 2015, 12:34 pm

If you end up doing it yourself, would be great to post pics and steps you took to get it out.
I don't believe there is any mystery to doing it other than disconnecting everything and muscling it out.
May want some help when reinstalling to align everything.
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Re: V Drive problem. replace or rebuild?

Postby Viper » November 19th, 2015, 7:03 pm

No reason not to rebuild unless it's found to be unsalvagable after opening it up. A rebuild or a reman is only as good as the people that did it though so do your homework. It's not brain surgery to remove but may involve an alignment when re-installing. Is this a Walter V-Drive separate from the engine?
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Re: V Drive problem. replace or rebuild?

Postby nolacarver » November 24th, 2015, 7:58 am

Thanks for the reply. I believe it is a Walter directly installed to engine. Waybomb I will record and post steps. Thanks.

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