Something wrong with my end caps
Optimax 150 2007.
So decided to change the impeller. No issue nice and easy. Bolts all undo fine, New impeller, gaskets etc. all done. Come to slide the gearbox back. Can I get the drive shaft into the power head - no way. So I look up with a torch and something is in the way.
It seems that there is a loose (because I can move it around with a thin long rod) circular Mystery Thing in the way. Looking at the Mercury engine drawings I guess this is one of the oil seals in the power head lower end cap.
Anyway the questions are.
A. Am I correct and if not what else could it be?
B. How difficult would it be to fix? I assume power head off, change end caps
C. I don't have a crane or hoist, or the time really. Who would be best placed and qualified to fix this in Lancashire (I'm based BB6 Blackburn)
Thanks in anticipation for your advice