T.bell wrote:B-Dittmar wrote:1965 still has the shock absorber in the gear case and after watching the video That is the problem.
Hmmm interesting, a shock absorber? That looks like a pain to change and even harder to find, marineengines doesn't carry that part #10,go figure, unfortunately. Just out of curiosity what leads you to believe it's the shock absorber? Or how can you tell it's what is bad and causing this? How could it have gone bad and what are the other symptoms of a bad shock absorber?
I don't remember the specs for length but they are posted on this website in another thread. If it is the culprit to to your problems though, you'll see damage similar to what I saw in my motor.
It isn't hard to find or replace. If you don't understand where it is a or how to get to it, I can post pictures showing what has to be removed. The bearing carrier has to be resealed with a new gasket and sealer once it is removed. I have gotten lucky and had the old gasket to work with sealer, but a new gasket is highly recommended.