Originally Posted by Mextli
since its made out of two halfes, disassemble it.
I'd use that as the last option though, these gearcases are hard to get sealed again once they came apart.
You're not kidding - a whole season until we stopped our old 25 leaking.....
Some easy steps to see what is or isn't connected:
1) disconnect spark plugs so it doesn't start.
2) pull the starter cord. If the prop spins, it's in gear.
3a) if it spins, take note of the direction & work out whether F or R 0- If F, is it even a problem? (plenty of smaller engines are permanently in forward.
3b) If it doesn't spin, get a friend (unless you are half octopus!) and see if you can engage it while the engine is turning (i.e move the grear lever while pulling the starter). It may be as simple as the teeth on the dog clutch are perfectly in line with hose on the F/R gear so no movment. I don't know that gearbox other than the quick Look I just had on an online microfiche, but it may be you need to have them exactly
in lineto engage whilst stationary. The engine will normally be running when you engage.
Kind of like ever had to lift & drop the clutch on your car to get it to go into first? (The old Ford Fiestas were bad for that in reverse)