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Saildrive Grinds into Gear
I just splashed my boat after 3 years on the hard.
I ran the engine on the hard using a hose and bucket directly to the water pump and everything was fine. Switching into forward/reverse went real smooth.
After 2 days in the water I started up the engine only to hear a loud grinding noise every time I switched into forward and reverse....wtf?
So I check my gear oil and I find a nice milky emulsion spewing over the fill cap of the saildrive. Break some more cash for a haul...f*ck!!
So it's obvious I have water in my saildrive and I have new seals and O-rings on order.
I'm curious though, is this enough to cause the loud grinding when put into gear? I wouldn't have thought this would be enough to cause this.
Should i be worried it's something else?