Re: problems Engine #alignment



Once aligned with the fixed coupling (tool), the engine slides aft on the mounts, the tool is removed and then the engine is slid back in place. Until you have done it, it may be hard to understand.
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On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:07 AM michael winand via <> wrote:
Hi Dave,  Do you have experience working with the alignment tool?
I am interested in knowing how you can remove the tool once the engine is in alignment?
Can you please explain how long the vetas coupling rubbers should last?
Regards Michael Nebo sm251 

On Thu, 22 Apr 2021 at 2:22 pm, Davi Rozgonyi
I don't know the specific answer but I will say this: there are many otherwise fine mechanics who will insist they can bust that engine back on with their feeler gauges and holy water.... DON'T LET THEM DO IT WITHOUT THE TOOL. It can be fabbed up in 30 minutes at any machine shop. Without it you will chew up vetus couplings like tenderloin steak. 

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