[omc-boats] intermediate housing leak

From: Thomas Klauber <tklauber@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 00:38:11 -0500

Wake up ye landlubbers! Been working on the wiring harness and have it 99.9% finished and installed. Will know when I turn on the switch how well I did. Need some advice on the next project. The 69 Rogue V8 has an intermediate housing that has a very sloooow oil leak at the bottom of the bearing retainer. It has been leaking a while. Should I wait later this year and do it after this season or should I try and do it now right before season begins. This involves the seals at the ball gear I think. I replaced the "O" ring to the bearing retainer several weeks ago hoping that was the problem - no luck Next would be the seal in the bearing retainer itself which would involve removing the ball gear from the shaft. Does that gear press off with a press ( I do have the press and tools ) and how hard is that to do - I guess I could read my manuals but don't make me do that yet. Could it be a problem with the retainer itself? Also I am thinking of replacing the inner shaft seal although I do not think it leaks and if I screw it up won't it leak lots of oil into the bilge thru the front of the bellhousing. How hard is it to replace the inner seal - does it come out with a slide hammer and will the new seal go in without jamming. I have replacement seals. I wish I had done this last year when I had the engine out! Any help would be appreciated. Tom K
Received on Sunday, 27 February 2005

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