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Old 04-17-2019, 04:29 PM
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Repair it and sell it and get an SCX- Or keep repairing. It only took me about 5 rebuilds to figure that out.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:32 AM
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Send it to AADS and get a warranty.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:48 PM
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Take a good look at replacing the intermediate shift cable and that bellows. And make sure the shift fork and all related is working correcting and in good shape. Then see what happens from there. You mentioned all looked good internally ? Gears / cone clutch and so on ?
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:44 AM
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Like Knot4Me said , Put A right hand prop on it. With a Left Hand it always blows the cap up and pulls out the threads.
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Update....Turns out my Marina of 20 plus years was sold last fall. New owner does not seem to have it together yet. Kept waiting for Mercruiser approval so he could order parts. Finally ordered them from another dealer but I was tired of waiting and had lost faith in them. Picked the. Drive up Wednesday and Thursday drove 5 hours to All American Drive Service. I was very impressed with George and his operation. He will rebuild the entire drive for less then the marina was charging for the top end and a two year warranty to boot. He asked good questions, including boat model, engine,weight, steering etc. He will tear it down next week and call me with details. I will likely go with his topcap and tower. George is also thinking of going to XZ gears instead of XR but wants to look at the internals first. I liked George, his attention to customers reminded me of Eddie Young and after mentioning Eddie it turns out he knows and works with Eddie! It is nice to find good folks in the Marine business.

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:12 PM
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George at AADS called today. They had the drive tore down and found pitted gears, twisted clutch shaft etc. Definitely needs a rebuild. He will rebuild/replace and use his SS heavy duty top cap and tower. He is also going to XZ gears vs XR. Two year warranty.

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:19 AM
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XZ gears don't pit like the XR gears.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:52 AM
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XZ gears are an upgrade over XR?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
XZ gears are an upgrade over XR?

Look what George just recommended for this guy, then call the bravo shop and ask them what they think. The XR gears SHOULD be better but when the face of them start to pit you are screwed. The straight cut gears are stronger, but the pitting problem kills you.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:40 AM
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Doug @ master Tech marine also recommends XR's over XZ's
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