OMC 400-800 electric shift ball gears years 1972-1985
Press on type 1967-1971
Upper case and intermediate housing exploded view parts drawing. Please see bottom of this page
to view ball gear repair video.
OMC electric shift Stringer 400-800 series sterndrive years
1972-1985. Press on older ball gear type years 1968-1972.
Nuts, covers, oil seals, and O-rings
are included in kit. See our video for a list of suggested repair tools.
262, 609 or 680 Loctite be installed on ball gear tapper area and driven shaft as this is required to seal upper case.
262 Red Loctite should be placed on thread area of nut. The nut should be tighten about 90-100 ft lbs using a 1-1/8
Timkin bearing preloaded including seals with oil placed in them before assembly.
Per-load should be 25 to 30 inch pounds with the pinion shaft and ball gear assembly in place. Nut thread area should have
Loctite thread lock applied, red or blue compound will work.
515 loctite gasket flange sealant
or silicon can be used for covering the nut and lip of the plug. Spray a clear lacquer paint to seal the ball gear cover plug
to stop it from rusting.
There are 2 installation videos at bottom
of page or click here for 3 more ball gear kit installation videos of intermediate housing and upper gear-case
OMC parts for years 1972 thru 1985
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