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Mercury Pro XS prop bore sleeve slipping out? (Fishingwrench)

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Got done fishing this afternoon and tightening down the transom staps when I notice a white plastic ring protruding from the prop shaft housing.  Didn't spin freely and didn't come out any further than it was already.  Pushed it back it and felt it clip back into place.  Did alittle reasearch to figure out what it is and it's a cheap ($3) fix but is common problem, my question is is this something I should be concerned about or is it Ok to run if pops out like that?  

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If it pops out and is rubbing against the prop then that's not good, but the worst thing that can happen is it will make your hole shot sluggish.  It's purpose is to divert exhaust gasses into the prop hub during acceleration and help keep the bubbles under control.  

If it is popping out of position then get a new one. One of the ear snaps has probably cracked or broken off.

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8 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

If it pops out and is rubbing against the prop then that's not good, but the worst thing that can happen is it will make your hole shot sluggish.  It's purpose is to divert exhaust gasses into the prop hub during acceleration and help keep the bubbles under control.  

If it is popping out of position then get a new one. One of the ear snaps has probably cracked or broken off.

Thank you for the response Wrench.  Cheap and easy enough fix.  Wasn't rubbing the prop and didnt notice any difference in performance that I could tell while I was out.

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