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Old 06-03-2013
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Re: Blown outboard prop shaft seal?

Afraid not - I'm more of an electronics guy. I really don't like engines..... It was stuck in the corner and forgotten for the winter. I did flush the cooling system and run the carb dry. I have been belatedly reading the user manual and I am appalled at how delicate these damned things are. Surly someone can design a more robust motor that does not need so much pampering...

Originally Posted by tommays View Post
Was the unit serviced in the fall ? gear oil change

If not it is the best time as any water would not sit in the gear case over the winter

I would remove the upper gear oil plug to check the level and be sure is in fact gear oil as the four strokes are funny about motor oil when transported laying down

If it is the gearcase there are three seals

Input shaft, output shaft and the shift shaft and if your going to pay someone might as well do it 100% and be done
Graham and Janaki
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