|Mr. E A 16 Year Old Hot Headed Evinrude|
We last left Mr. E. leaking oil and spouting steam.
The oil leak needed to be handled anyway and the water pump was high on the suspect list along with the dreaded possibility of clogged water passages in the cylinder head.
Exploratory surgery would be next on the long road to outboard motor bliss.
There are three bolts holding the gear case on to the extender. The bolts are only 3/8 inch, two of which are inconveniently located on the zinc under a fin and one very long one at the front of the Evinrude, each salt encrusted.
The instruction books all tell you to “remove the bolt” or some such, as if this were the easiest part of the job.
Ha! It could take days to remove just one bolt or seconds to break one of the buggers off. The HideAway's luck held with all bolts successfully if not easily removed.
|A Crack in the Plastic Gear Case Cover caused the Oil Leak|