Looking for some opinions/thoughts.
The rear oil seal
on one of our engines is leaking.
The issue is I just changed it out about 1 year ago, ~100hrs, which is pretty low hours for it to fail again. I realize it wont last as good as the first time due to wear on the shaft, but this seems premature to say the least.
The groove on the shaft was a bit deep when I replaced last year, but not scary deep.
So, what to do now?
Can I put a spacer behind the seal to move the seal a bit? Is there room on this engine
to do this?
Is there a thicker seal I can use that would provide a bigger surface area of seal?
I am hauling out in 2 weeks, and have to be hauled to pull the saildrive
, to access the seal, so any thoughts would be great.