gas is exiting my Enduro 15 from where it should not. Specifically some exhaust
gas is exiting where a control arm enters the lower unit on the forward edge of the motor
. This is where the control rod is visible from the exterior of the engine
. Otherwise the engine
I assume a seal or gasket
has failed along the route
of this control arm, which extends down to prop shaft.
My main concern is to confirm whether this is a serious problem or one that can wait till off season to fix (I really dont want to tear down my lower unit while out cruising).
The engine did have a cooling
issue early. Lower unit was pulled to check impeller etc (all OK, turned out to be thermostat). So a seal could have been improperly reseated then.
Are exhaust is exiting is circled in diagram below.