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Old 08 September 2016, 02:32   #31
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Cheers donny very useful I should be able to give it a go and if I get stuck I can always pay a mechanaic. I'm keen to learn about the engine so I know how it all works so it will be good to try myself

I'm a bit worried as I often read about how important the initial break in period for an engine is, if the oil leaked early in the break in period then I hope lasting damage hasn't been done to the gearbox

Also it was recommended that I change the oil after 10 hours but I was closer to 20 because I was away up north on a long trip so it could potentially have been running on dodgy oil for a wee while

Won't be the end of the world whatever happens though, it's only an outboard after all :-)
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Old 08 September 2016, 02:50   #32
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Cheers donny very useful I should be able to give it a go and if I get stuck I can always pay a mechanaic. I'm keen to learn about the engine so I know how it all works so it will be good to try myself

I'm a bit worried as I often read about how important the initial break in period for an engine is, if the oil leaked early in the break in period then I hope lasting damage hasn't been done to the gearbox

Also it was recommended that I change the oil after 10 hours but I was closer to 20 because I was away up north on a long trip so it could potentially have been running on dodgy oil for a wee while

Won't be the end of the world whatever happens though, it's only an outboard after all :-)

Looking at the diagrams.. the seal appears on the other side of the housing end..so you may not even have to remove the ball race

For info only..my brand new Yamaha was a 20 hour break in period. It doesnt have a warranty now either.. because I did the first service myself.

Changing impellers .. and working on these wee two stroke engines is a piece of pi$$..well worth trying to do yourself. As someone else mentioned..U Tube is full of vids on how to replace impellers etc.

My opinion only though. I have piece of mind that any work done is up to my standard too.
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