Hello all -
We just installed a rebuilt Universal 5411 into our Cal
2-29 to replace the old Farymann
that came with the boat. The engine
has a total of 27 hours on it since the rebuild
. We've had it out a couple of times and all seemed well until yesterday when we developed an oil leak
It looks as though the leak is coming from behind the starter flange where it bolts to the rear end plate (I've attached pictures and will post more if that will help). We tightened down both of the bolts on the starter flange but it did not help, and it looks as though there *may* be a break in the bottom of the starter gasket
. We are prepared to tear into this and replace the gasket
but before we do we need to know: should there even be oil
in that area? We've got all the service
and parts manuals
but we can't find an oil
circulation diagram to tell whether it's even possible for oil to be leaking from that gasket.
Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Off to the courthouse to change our name to 'Murphy'...
Andy and Mara