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XTI Shaft Packing


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So i know there's already a ton of posts on the proper way to adjust the shaft packing nut, so im not trying create a duplicate, just couldn't find anything related to what I was thinking. The last time I was out I adjusted it as stated in other posts, ran it at idle for a few minutes and cold to the touch. Then ran it it where we wakeboard and still cool to the touch. After loading the boat with the required ballast to surf and people; then surfing for a bit, checked it a third time. It was warm to the touch, both nut and drive shaft, but couldn't that heat be coming from the actual temp transfer from the trans and motor? I know it puts quiet a load on it surfing. Just trying to get this right. Thanks in advance.

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Mine stays pretty cool but will be above water temp from high speed or high load use. Not sure I would call it warm because it is much cooler than the coupler flanges near the transmission.

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Yeah I can grab the shaft and the packing nut, and it's warm to the touch. Not super hot, just warm. And the drip rate is a drop or two more then what it should be. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't gonna mess anything up. Like I said, it was right after surfing with a bunch of weight. Thanks for the reply.

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