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

From: Jeff LaCoste <heavy@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:04:47 -0700

Hey Ethan,
I pulled my tilt motor out yesterday and it was a little rusty, and
the bushings were shot so I ordered a new one for $75 off ebay just
like you mentioned. As for the gear box, it was full of chocolate
milk, or something similar to it. I was wondering if there was a way
to flush out the gear box without cracking open the unit, I dont want
to get over my head. Was the part number you mentioned the gear box


On Aug 5, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Ethan Brodsky wrote:

> 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.
> Ethan
> --
> Ethan Brodsky
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