Re: [OMC-Boats] OMC-Boats - Sterndrive motor drags

From: Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 12:20:30 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Jeff LaCoste wrote:
> Last night I checked the oil level like you said and a milky oil
> mixture bubbled right out. I closed it up and have turned my focus to
> the tilt gearbox. If I can get in there tonight I will take a good
> look at it and see what condition its in and how old it is.

Even with nasty oil, it always still seems to go up and down. I pulled
mine apart and flushed it pretty well with brake cleaner, then reassembled
it and replaced the oil, just to prevent things from rusting inside. I'm
pretty sure it's leaking through the end of the worm gear shaft, because it
already has water in it again. It's still most likely the motor, but you
might as well clean out the gearbox while you're at it. If you do take it
apart, the gasket will get wrecked. Replacements are only a $1.35 from ($3.10 shipped). Search for 0308799 to find it. is a
great place for all the random small gaskets and plugs needed for these
outdrives - they seem to stock everything and have $1.75 shipping for
orders under $10.


<a href=""> Ethan Brodsky </a>
Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2008

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