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    #198532

    And more–

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    5-11-Gearcase-Parts-List

    5-12-Fuel-Tank-and-Pump

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    #198538

    Lastly–

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    Mumbles
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    #198546

    You can cut the cork seal out of a piece of rubberised cork gasket material and the O ring will be in one of those universal O ring kits you can buy. Just make sure the chosen O ring is not too tight on the driveshaft. A 5/8″ punch will cut a neat hole in the cork.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198556

    I joined this group only this morning. In this short period of time since I have learned more than
    I did after weeks of surfing the web.

    The resources you have shared with me are greatly appreciated.

    I’m looking forward to utilizing my newly gained knowledge as soon as it warms up so I can work in the garage without wearing gloves.

    Again thanks to all.

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198606

    Five of the seven head unit screws have been removed.
    The remaining two screws heads are located between the bottom of the cowling and the top
    of the handle. I’ve not figured out how to get to them without removing lots of parts.
    In the meantime I’m dusting off some favorite swear words.

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

    frankr
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    #198611

    Fear not, those screws are not that difficult. You don’t need anything except an ordinary screwdriver of adequate size, going up through the proper space. I’ve done a bazillion of them.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198613

    Ah yes. The ever illusive proper spaces. I’ll ponder the situation some more.

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

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    #198622

    Ok now stop. One can cut the shift rod and install P/N 303794 connector1 ea, 301551 washer 2 ea, 304024 screw 2. ea. Expensive parts now. Just notch the rod for the screws. Common update back in the day.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198624

    I won the battle of the seven screws. I imagine replacing them is a treat.
    The (six vane) impeller is very pliable and shows no cracks nor uneven wear.
    Not having a new one to compare with the used one I can’t say if it is serviceable,
    I’ll play it safe and get a new one but I do wonder if all of this was necessary.

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198625

    Of course one of the first fasteners I removed, a small circlip, now calls the garage floor home never to be seen again.

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198626

    Thanks rmhxuss. I wish I’d read your post before I pulled the head!

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

    frankr
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    #198627

    Forcing you to remove the powerhead causes you to inspect the carbon seal assy, one of the biggest killers of the 5 / 5.5 / 7.5 motors. Of course people just slap it back together anyway, not realizing the importance.

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198656

    Is the big gasket the carbon seal?

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    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

    frankr
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    #198657

    The carbon seal assembly

    5.5-Carbon-Seal

    5hp-Carbon-seal

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    AnotherSteve

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    #198704

    What material is the seal made of?

    Ah to be young and foolish again instead of old and still foolish.

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