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mercruiser 165 hp coupler problem

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  • mercruiser 165 hp coupler problem

    I blew the top half of my alfa 1 outdrive had it fixed but now the coupler on the back of engine is gone. how hard is it to change the coupler,i was told i need to pull the engine and replace it.Now i have and engine from where i blewout head and was thinking of using the coupler from there it's the same engine, is there a diagram of how to do this,i'm pretty handy in doing this and I just got done rebuilding my carb. Is there anything i need to know before i take off the back part of this coupler.

    Thanks


  • #2
    Re: mercruiser 165 hp coupler problem

    pull the engine

    remove bellhousing

    remove and replace coupler, use loctite on the bolts/nuts, torque to spec
    Sometimes when people try to save a penny, they end up spending a dollar

    It is best to fully understand how to properly operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair your equipment

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    • #3
      Re: mercruiser 165 hp coupler torque specs

      Does anyone know the torque specks for when putting in the new coupler.






      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: mercruiser 165 hp coupler torque specs

        its in the manual

        download it from the mercruiser manuals section in the adults only sticky
        Sometimes when people try to save a penny, they end up spending a dollar

        It is best to fully understand how to properly operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair your equipment

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        • #5
          Re: mercruiser 165 hp coupler torque specs

          you wont be able to get a torque wrench on it i dont think,nuts are behind coupler a little. this is what mine looked like yours might be the same.
          1973 Starcraft Supersport
          120 mercruiser 153c.i.

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