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    Bad experience with JR Marine Swivel Shaft Repair?-gctid806289

    I'm doing my due diligence on options for fixing my Bravo 2 shaft seal leak. So far I only see positive feedback on the JR Marine approach to accessing the swivel shaft nut. Has anyone had a bad experience with this? Anyone's cover plate ever leak? Not been able to get the shaft out? Any other major pitfalls?

    Your guidance is much appreciated.

    #2
    The JR method is a good way to do it if access is tight on the engine bay side (seems most are) A couple things I did different was to put a slight curve (very minor) into the cover plate as the area of contact is not completely flat, and I opted to use marine grade urethane as the sealant instead of sillycone. The shaft may be corroded into the gimbal ring but penitrating oil and pacience is your friend with that issue
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      Ruffryder recommended that to me, and my mechanic was impressed with the product, the job went well.
      Jeff & Tara
      (And Ginger too)
      Lake Havasu City, AZ

      2000 Bayliner 3388
      "GetAway"
      Cummins 4bta 250s

      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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        #4
        Has anyone bought the Jr marine or nuwave stainless swivel pin and just tried fitting the steering arm on it before installing it in the transom assembly?

        I just bought a new arm and pin. Put them together on the bench and torqued the pinch bolt. The pin falls right out. Does not cinch up to the pin tight. I would have thought that they should be tight?? Am I missing something? Is it supposed to be that way??
        Doug
        1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
        496 big block - Bravo ll leg
        The Doghouse
        Prince George BC

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          #5
          Sketch, it should be a tight fit after tightening the bolt. Was the steering arm a mercruiser /Sierra part? I found my SS shaft on eBay (I'll see if I can find the one) and it was a snug fit without the bolt installed.
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556
          Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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            #6
            It was from nuwave. Got it on ebay. Bought a brand new steering arm from mercruiser. #866322.

            Pretty disappointed. Nuwave brags that they have the best pin on the market for fit. I double checked the steering arm part number and it's correct.
            Doug
            1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
            496 big block - Bravo ll leg
            The Doghouse
            Prince George BC

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              #7
              My only recommendation would be to use higher quality 3/32 drill bits. I started on mine yesterday and the first hole I drilled was for the cover cap head screw and the bit broke off. I'm not sure what to do at this point as its almost impossible to drill hardened steel from soft aluminum. I continued with drilling the window holes and the second bit supplied with the kit broke on the third hole. I used one of my drill bits from a drill index and finished the remaining holes with out any further breakages. Everything else in the kit seems to be good quality and the people at JR Marine are very helpful and knowledgeable. I ordered my kit on Thursday and it was delivered on Saturday.
              1988 Mainship 36 Sedan
              1995 2858
              1988 2655
              1987 2150
              Commercial/Industrial HVAC Service Tech.

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                #8
                I have a jr marine window kit if anyone is looking. Bought it to do on the boat but when I decided to do a new transom I had to pull the motor and transom assembly off anyway so access is not an issue.

                Pm me if you looking.
                Doug
                1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
                496 big block - Bravo ll leg
                The Doghouse
                Prince George BC

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                  #9
                  often times, the shaft is corroded to the gimbal ring so you will need a puller to pull it out or cut it like I did.

                  Apply Red locktite & careful not to damage the seal lip.
                  Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                  Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                  93 3058 sold
                  92 2855 (day boat)
                  91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                  Longbranch WA
                  Life is Good

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                    #10
                    "sketch96" post=806334 wrote:
                    It was from nuwave. Got it on ebay. Bought a brand new steering arm from mercruiser. #866322.

                    Pretty disappointed. Nuwave brags that they have the best pin on the market for fit. I double checked the steering arm part number and it's correct.
                    That'd be frustrating for sure, did you try the new shaft in the old steering arm by chance?

                    Can't find the link to the shaft I purchased
                    Dave
                    Edmonds, WA
                    "THE FIX"
                    '93 2556
                    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                    Misc. projects thread
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                      #11
                      They work great,.

                      Hill Marine
                      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

                      iBoatNW

                      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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                        #12
                        Thanks Everyone. I'll talk to my mechanic about this. Would love to do it myself but looks like i won't have time

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