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Thanks Jim, my experience with the V-drive is based mostly on documentation pulled from the net and lengthy discussions with the pros who rebuild Paragons. As you know, Paragon V-drive parts are scarce and expensive. I needed to educate myself before purchasing any "useless" parts for my assembly.
My V-drive was completely rebuilt by Kalamazoo Marine Gear. All the seals, bearings and gaskets have be replaced. I don't have any leaks at this point. I guess I'll know more when the engine goes back in the boat and it's run under load. I'll fire it up in the Spring.