Hey Yawl !
I seem to have a slow leak of seawater getting into the lower unit on my 2006 Yamaha 15 hp Outboard
- 2 stroke
model 6B4K E15 DMH. It was purchased new in the Caribbean
four years ago and have taken utmost care while crossing the Pacific.
Does anyone know if there's a seal "kit" for this sort of problem and / or a good shop manual available?
My local "Authorized Yamaha Dealer" in Australia
is suggesting I bring it in and let them install aftermarket parts
at a cost of over $400 (!) with a She'll be right, mate." guarantee.
... from an authorized dealer? Something smells like fish
I'm a fairly competent mechanic
- but have never needed to rebuild
the lower unit on anything more complex than a British Seagull engine
... until now. And I reckon that's a good thing.
I'd like to source a kit or order a bag of the proper seals
/ gaskets and perhaps replace the bearings while I'm at it... and save a few bucks while gaining a better understanding of my outboard engine
Does anyone in this vast pool of cyber-knowledge have any first-hand experience in repairing a leak on the lower unit of a 15 hp 2 stroke
I polished the shoft rod at the spring tensioned rubber seal by the water
pump and assume there's a pair of lip seals
on the input & output ends on the propeller
shaft. other than that - I'm in the dark... and my local "authorized agent" is of little help.