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mcdye
09-01-2009, 09:13 AM
I have a VDrive and wanted a wrench. Could not justify $25+shipping on some I had found. I tried the spanner wrench and channel locks but the area is SO tight. Finally ran across this ebay posting. I brought one and cut the other end off of it. It will work for the tight space to tighten the jam nut. In fact I brought 2 hoping to grind the opening a little bigger to hold the packing nut while tighten the jam nut. It is label as "light torque" but I think it will be fine for what I intend to use it for. It was a tough one to cut with a hacksaw...:)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320412597064&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

Ian Brantford
09-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Great post! I just had to pay my marine mechanic half an hour's labour for another quick adjustment.

Is the main packing nut a 2" one?

mcdye
09-01-2009, 12:40 PM
Is the main packing nut a 2" one?

Not sure not alot of room to measure. Maybe a DD owner can chime in.

JesseC
09-02-2009, 12:22 AM
I use this wrench from Sears. Works great on my 02 LSV which has hardly any room.

Sears item # 00977178000 Mfr.model # 3840

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00977178000P


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mcdye
09-02-2009, 09:46 AM
I use this wrench from Sears. Works great on my 02 LSV which has hardly any room.

Sears item # 00977178000 Mfr.model # 3840

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00977178000P


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I brought a wrench similar to that from HDepot, but returned it. I dont have enough room on the port side due to the fresh intake to get much of a turn. On the starboard side my ballast pump is in the way.

Which side are you getting a good turn from?

BensonWdby
09-03-2009, 01:06 AM
I have a 99 Mobius DD. I use a Medium sized pipe wrench on the packing nut and a channel locks on the jam nut. I just hate pulling the floor access all the time ...

Northofthe49th
09-03-2009, 10:14 AM
I work in aviation so I got one of our tin basher's to cut two flat wrenches out 1/4" alum
just measure your two nuts LOL rough cut on a band saw then clean it up with a file
They are now in the boat