Walb, you need to take the boat out on the water and tighten the packing nut to reduce the water flow. If you tighten the nut until it goes no further and it still is leaking too much then you need a replacement cord. No matter how much you are in the water the seals (packing cord) won't change and only tightening the nut to compress the cord more against the shaft will the leaking then stop.
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05-04-2010, 08:59 PM #111998 Mobius
310 HP PCM
05-05-2010, 01:39 AM #12
Yes, you'll want to be on the water to tighten it, then have someone put it in gear while you watch for the drips, have them shut it off, adjust it some more, put in gear again, etc. until you are satisfied with the drip rate.Al
2006 Mobius LSV
05-07-2010, 11:18 PM #13
I appreciate the help guys. This is our first inboard so we are way behind the learning curve on this so far.
05-07-2010, 11:49 PM #14
I went to check mine then remembered ... Whoops I have the dripless system, my bad! I soooo wanted to climb into a small, toght, sharp space and skin myself do death!
Nice write up Al2007 Mobius LSV
05-08-2010, 12:24 AM #15
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05-10-2010, 10:52 AM #18
We took our boat out to the lake yesterday to do some work since I had read this forum and knew what to do now. I was able to tighten the nut up to where now I have a drip maybe every 20 seconds. Since it was mother's day I gave up on it. I know it needs to be alittle tighter. Will get to that another day. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the help. I did have a fountain coming through the seal, now I'm down to just having a few drips. Thanks again guys.
05-10-2010, 11:55 AM #19
That's what happens. You're on your way to becoming a Moomba Boards addict now.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
05-11-2011, 09:49 AM #20Junior Member
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