Join Date: Feb 2000
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
OMC SailDrive oil leak
Sorry that I don''t have a solution to your gas/oil leak problem. At least, your OMC Zephyr runs! Mine gave out with a quiet "thunk" two weeks ago, and just stopped running--no coughing or sputtering. The local OMC guy (our only OMC guy in the area, as far as I can tell) says to junk it and throw on an outboard, which of course, he sells. He has no real interest in servicing it for me, since he needs to leave his shop and come out to the boat, then climb around in a very small space. His profit margin is higher selling outboards... you get the picture.
In any case, there seems to be NO middle ground on these OMC Zephyr engines: owners either love ''em or hate ''em. I think that one''s attitude about them depends on whether you can get parts and service nearby. If you can''t get service...well then you need to be a good "wrench." Just my opinion...
Good luck with the gas leak--be careful!