View Poll Results: So... Do You Shower ?
Wouldn't leave the dock without them
112
65.88%
Not yet, but on the wish list
31
18.24%
Been there, done that and don't have any now.
4
2.35%
We don't need no stinkin showers
23
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:16 PM
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Does this answer your question?


your top cap bolts are glowing red
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: So.... Do You Shower ?

The pic of the shower, isn't it suposed to hit the top cap and run down? Looks like it is missing. I don't have them 1:36 B1s, no chaulk at all, I step on mine to get in so they would be in the way.
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:17 PM
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I have Billet Marine topcaps with internal cooling passages
on XR upper with Sportmaster shorties/5blade props.
I've made some heavy passes and see no signs of high temp
on the upper.
The sides of the upper look like new with no lime buildup from higher temps.
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Old 07-31-2004, 07:52 AM
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Dennis, my drive look the same. However, I've got 2 new IMCO showers in a box I just recieved from Trick Marine. ( Thanks Fred) I got a killer price and I figure it's cheap insurance.
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: So.... Do You Shower ?

I use the billet top cap design from Innovative Marine. I also think the top cap design helps to strengthen the top cap because it is bolted to it, thus making it harder to flex. That top cap deflection is what causes some drive failures.
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:29 AM
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I use the billet top cap design from Innovative Marine. I also think the top cap design helps to strengthen the top cap because it is bolted to it, thus making it harder to flex. That top cap deflection is what causes some drive failures.
I know a person who works for Merc and he says that on XR the best
addition to the drive is to replace the factory topcap with a billet cap.
I went with the Billet Marine because it also cools the drive and looks trick!
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:53 PM
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runnin hard i see 200 and 230
cruisuin 150-180
Sure doesn't sound like heat is a problem in drives.
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Old 08-01-2004, 02:31 PM
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i have drive temp gauges in the new boat,, the teague xr drive that i just had installed has a shower the other doesnt, the xr with the shower runs 20-30 degrees hotter..
how the heck do u explain that? run synthetic..
i'd probably put my money on bearing preload and gear backlash... the tighter it is the hotter it'll run...

i'd track temps over a period and see if there is a trend of temperature lowering over the season as she gets a few hours on her...
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sirmek shower, 550+ hp through a alpha, zero problems.
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I'm running Imco's.....
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