Thought I'd replace the impeller on a 25hp Evinrude ('89) I've recently bought but I'm having trouble getting the leg the drop.
I've removed the 6 upward facing bolts, the nut on the stud attached to the lower leg as well as the gear linkage but it seems reluctant to budge. The manual I've got doesn't show that there's anything else required so I'm not sure whether I've missed something out or if it's just being a stubborn son of a bitch
My guess is that it might be holding on due to corrosion around the stud as it's this side that seems to be causing the problem, the back (prop) end has come away ok. I've tried WD40 on the stud and a rubber mallet but the anti-cavitation plate started to bend
Does anybody have any tips on removing the leg without causing damage to it??
I've posted a couple of pics, the first one I've circled the stud where I think the corrosion has formed
The second I've marked a phillips head screw next to the oil drain plug which I'm unsure of it's purpose, I took it out and it doesn't want to go back in... any suggestions?