replacing lower unit seals, a novice job or one for the pros?


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Old 10-04-09, 03:50 PM
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replacing lower unit seals, a novice job or one for the pros?

My lower unit is already off and I need a new case, if I'm able to get one, is replacing the seals and transfering the gears a job for a pro or can a hands on mechanical guy do it?

Currently my prop and all of its workings are all together in one piece, just as it froze and poped out. I can see the drive gears back in the housing and i have a parts breakdown. I'm just wondering if this is a do-it-yourself project or definately not?
 
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Old 10-04-09, 05:47 PM
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Take it in. Gearcases are one of the only things that shouldn't be done at home. I'm sure someone has done it but I wouldn't try. The special tools alone are close to $1000.
 
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Old 10-06-09, 03:44 AM
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Have a look at the SEI drives. I know several people who opted for replacement instead of rebuilding. None have had any problems with them.
 
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Old 10-06-09, 05:28 PM
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Good call Rick. I have had good luck with sei.
 
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1977 might be too old to get a replacement. They look pricey for what I have but I could see where in some cases it may be worth it.
 
 

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