Originally Posted by Neville
Unlucky. Unfortunately that bearing housing seems to get forgotten, and it willl run dry for a while before giving any audible symptoms. One problem is they are tucked away out of sight. Mind you, if you dont check the oil level in the sterndrive gearbox you will get a bigger bill!
Out on the weekend, suddenly 10 seconds of squeal, no drive to the prop, long story in getting boat back onto trailer. Now have a set of melted top bevel gears. and another job to sort out. SO IT DOES PAY TO CHECK OIL LEVILS. I was too interested in my rebuilt engine !!!