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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:53 am 
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I own an Outback that's about 6 years old. I'm a casual user, probably averaging 3-4 times/month overall. Recently, I've noticed more "play" and perhaps some noise in the drive unit. The lateral looseness is noticeable in the pedals during use. Out of the boat, I can also hold the drums and get a little lateral movement on the drum shaft, more on one side than the other. From the website schematics, it appears I have the V1 drums, if that matters. I also have the standard fins.

My questions -

1) How much lateral movement, if any, of the drums on the drum shaft would be considered normal?

2) If fix is required/recommended, what's the fix? Is a user-fix or a trip to the dealer recommended?

Thanks very much for your help.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:17 am 
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Probably just from loose chains - tighten them with a 7/16" wrench - it will tighten that slop back up. Check our Mirage Drive FAQ page for more help. viewforum.php?f=60

This is a simple DIY adjustment, not anything that a dealer needs to do for you.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Thanks very much for your reply. The rear chain was looser than what was called for in the FAQ. Tightening that a little seemed to make a big difference.


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