This follows on from the thread about water in the lower-unit: could I do some more brain-picking please?
The driveshaft seal does look pretty knackered.
Which way should I be undoing the gear selector connector? Winding it downwards it hits the jam-nut; winding it upwards it comes to a halt.
The bits that really stink of gear oil are the small ports on either side of the lower unit. I thought these were to do with the exhaust, so I'm not too sure how gear-oil might end up there? (Those on the other side are worse in terms of brown residue)
This had a head-rebuild, new impeller, etc., 18 months ago. And 'yes' it could do with a re-paint.