Take care to lube the pump's water tube grommet and put the lower unit back on nice and straight or the water tube can be bent. Impellers are only reliable for about two years. After that, it's a crap shoot. Really good fresh water motor. Salt water, not so much, with the steel shafts. I would check/change gear oil after every use, to keep its mint condition mint. I'm very envious of it. It sounds really nice!!