Re: problems Engine #alignment

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>

Hi Michael,


Some of the following might not apply if you do not have a disk brake.


The alignment is straight forward but slightly complicated.

The engine must be disconnected from the C drive and coupling.

The engine is then lifted, and the alignment tool is installed. The engine is dropped down and using the alignment tool and adjusting the engine mount adjustments the engine is aligned.

The engine is then lifted, and the tool is removed.

It is then dropped down and reassembled. You will need to make bolts from threaded rod to hold the coupling to the disk brake. The aluminum coupling in the photo that you received is one that I had made.


Attached is a few pages from Bill Rouse’s book which he translated from another members work.

The engine mounts you have might be different as you might have a Volvo and not a Yanmar engine.


The entire process takes about 6 hours, I just put a new engine in Kimberlite and start to finish it took me 4 ½ hours as I had replaced the engine mounts and donuts previously and I was familiar with the process.


The replacement of the donuts does not require removing the engine if it is just the donuts. You can just disconnect the engine , push it aft and replace the donuts and put the engine . However, if it were me I would do the entire process.



Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


From: On Behalf Of michael winand via
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] problems Engine #alignment


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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