How to Remove and Install the Drive Shaft Bearing
Methods for removing the drive shaft / pinion
bearing from the lower unit, followed by prep and re-installation of the new bearing are shown here. A list of tools required
from start to finish are listed, and all photos of inside the housing are of high quality.
How to Assemble the Gear,
Clutch Dog and Prop Shaft on a Johnson Four or Six cylinder Part numbers of each component being installed are shown, along
with a guide to installing each part in the correct order, along with tools required to perform this job.
Cobra (1986 – 1993 Models) How to Remove the Cobra Lower Unit from the Upper Gear Case
In this 2 part
video, our tech demonstrates how to easily remove the lower unit from the upper gear housing. This explains why, this separation
of the two housing can’t be achieved without removing the entire stern drive from the transom on the boat. Viewed nearly
How to Remove and Install the Water Pump Assembly on a Cobra
Simple instructions remove the impeller
and pump housing assembly, and how to re-install it with the correct sealing compounds. Certain issues such as stripped bolts,
re-tapping, where and how much grease to use is also shown as well.
How to Install the Propeller Shaft Bearing
Carrier into the Lower Unit
Our tech demonstrates the correct procedure to install the bearing carrier where
the prop shaft is installed into. Shown, is the method for installing the prop and reverse gear bearing into the housing,
along with the required anode.
OMC Stringer (also known as the Electric Shift) and the 400 or 800 Models Step by Step
Lower Unit Assembly for the 800 Model
One of our most comprehensive videos, this shows in detail, step by step
beginning from cleaning and prepping the case to installation of all the major components with some techniques shown that
are not described in repair manuals.
Water Pump Removal from the Upper Gear Housing
the procedure to correctly remove the water pump assembly from the housing. Steps are shown how to remove the ball gear retaining
housing and gear assembly, before the large bolts are removed to access the water pump housing assembly where the impeller
is seated. Tips such as re-tapping threaded bolt holes, compounds required and inspection of related parts such as the shaft
splines for wear are shown.
Installing a New Water Pump Assembly into the Stern Drive
video, shown is a detailed look on installing a new pump and impeller assembly into the housing. Part numbers are provided,
along with a description of compounds that are essential in the installation process that are often overlooked by many mechanics.
a Cracked or Spun Bearing in the Upper
Shown, are the methods our technicians use to remove a damaged or spun
bearing that is seized into the rear of the aluminum gear case. This technique is required to remove this part, in order to
perform other repairs such as gear or shaft replacements.
How to Remove the Ball Gear from the Intermediate
Easy steps to remove the intermediate housing drive shaft ball gear, and intermediate housing oil
removal process. The aligning process with the steering gear is described in order to remove this gear which can be tricky.
Areas of the ball gear shaft to inspect are also described in case other parts will need replacing.
(1970 – 1990 Models) How to Remove the Bellows from the Mercruiser Stern Drive Bell Housing
One of our
most popular Mercruiser videos, this shows step by step how to remove the drive shaft or u-joint bellows, exhaust bellows
and shift cable bellow from the gimbal housing after removing the bell housing. Tips, such as sliding a long screwdriver through
the access hole in the bell housing to undo the hose clamps, what areas need to be cleaned before new parts re-installation
and special tools required are also noted. This has been viewed nearly 350,000 times!
How to Change the Water
Pump Impeller and Housing on a Mercruiser
This shows how simple removing the water pump housing, impeller and
seals – followed by cleaning and prepping instructions and new parts installation is. Part numbers are shown, and tips
regarding sealing compounds and greases are discussed as well. One of the most commonly asked questions are also addressed
here – “which way do I turn and install my water pump impeller into the housing?”
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and businesses, we also specialize in the service end. A niche market still exists for the OMC outdrive, and we realize many
marinas will no longer service these models. Rest assured, we continue to specialize in servicing, rebuilding and manufacturing
of all of the OMC models from 1972-1993 – including the hard to find ‘King Cobra’ 7.5L 460 model. We hope
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