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Nbk

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Hi

I found this bolt in my bilge when i was winterizing.
I'm worrying about where it could come from.

Is someone able to tell me which bolt it is?

Thanx

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trans output shaft to drive shaft coupler bolt?
i'm not familiar w v-drive but my dd may have one or two 2" bolts that secure the bell housing to the engine.

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Check all the bolts that secure the starter too, I think they're actually longer than 2" but not positive.

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I'm thinking drive shaft coupler also.

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Looks exactly like a shaft coupler bolt to me!

-Paul

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Nbk

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Thank you everybody

I will check that

I also found this brass nut
It fits
Do you think it is corresponding?

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Yep, it holds that shaft coupler bolt tight.

Edited by dalt1, December 01, 2011 - 03:18 PM.


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From the above posts, I'm going to guess your drive shaft coupler bolt came out. :)

For some reason when I bought my boat, I found about 40 large washers in the bilge, mostly stacked together. They don't look like they belong anywhere on the boat either.

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Yep, it holds that shaft coupler bolt tight.


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Yep, it holds that shaft coupler bolt tight.

No it didn't..................... ;)

Just for kicks you should replace that nut.....and maybe the others while your at it.

Edited by Ruffdog, December 01, 2011 - 05:21 PM.


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I'd replace all the nuts and bolts and lock-tite them all. Of course, don't lock-tite a stainless nut to a stainless bolt.

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Steve B.

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I'd replace all the nuts and bolts and lock-tite them all. Of course, don't lock-tite a stainless nut to a stainless bolt.


Pete, does that weld them together or something if you do use lock-tite?

Steve B.

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Pete, why loc-tite? what are you supposed to do when you need to check alignment or replace strut bushing?

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Pete, why loc-tite? what are you supposed to do when you need to check alignment or replace strut bushing?


blue loctite just gums up the threads a bit and doesn't make bolts unbreakable. Just tends to keep 'em from coming loose. Red loctite on the other hand can cause some consternation.

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blue loctite just gums up the threads a bit and doesn't make bolts unbreakable. Just tends to keep 'em from coming loose. Red loctite on the other hand can cause some consternation.



I think there are 3 colors indicating different hold strengths but I think the question to Pete is; why is stainless any different?

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Of course, don't lock-tite a stainless nut to a stainless bolt.


IIRC, this was hit on in an earlier thread and as I recall it was due to SS fastener on SS fastener violence. :biggrin: SS, it was stated "has a tendency to gall the metal when it comes in contact with another SS fastener when you don't use anti-seize of some sort. I haven't experience this yet, but I don't work with SS a lot either. I do know that after using "red" Loctite I have broken a number of low grade steel bolts/bolt heads trying to get the bolt out afterwards. I can only imagine the amount of grief, cussing and blood I would spill if I ever user "red" on a SS shaft coupling bolt when it came time to take it off. Not to mention it takes an 80 lb Russian contortionist with hands the size of a Barbie doll to get to the shaft coupling bolts. :Doh:

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Sorry guys,
I meant I wouldn't bolt a SS bolt to a SS nut.
I would loc-tite a SS bolt to a nylok brass nut.

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Thank you all for the advice

Edited by Nbk, December 02, 2011 - 04:10 PM.


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Blue Loctite would be the one to use.....I found out about SS bolts to nuts fusing if you don't use anti seize the hard way! :)

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to the op; did you find where the the bolt belongs?




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