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Wolfe

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Hello

Is it necessary to take the drive shaft bearing housing in a special position while installing it. I ask because of the little oil channel (oil passage) in the bearing housing.

I forgot in which position this little oil channel was, before i deinstalled the housing.

Thanks a lot, Wolfe
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No, just be certain the o-ring is in the top groove and make sure it is the brown material o-ring.
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Perfect, thank you very much!
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Just for consistency, I face the hole forward but like my cohort mentioned, it does not matter.
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Me too, I fit them that way also with hole facing forward, just a practice you pick up along the way.
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Hello again

I installed the housing with the hole backward before reading the last two answers and i hope the oil will find its way.

Has the hole in the right front area (see following video) anything to do with the oil flow?


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Yes that is the oil hole but the oil works its way around the groove. Humans are creatures of habit so I have just got in the habit like Seahorse of fitting the hole in the bearing housing facing forward. As mentioned does not really matter.
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Good mechanics also develop unique habits and ways of doing things. It is also for self preservation in case someone says you worked on my motor and now it's broken. Little things like the placement of the oil hole could tell if someone else had worked on the gearcase. On timing pointer adjustment screws I use white nail polish in the screw slot. The polish crumbles if someone tries to loosen the screw, the same with the threaded timing stops on older outboards. You can easily tell if someone changed the timing on you.

 

Experienced techs are proud of their work and push back hard if someone says they did  something wrong, when it was actually another person doing the screwing up or causing the problem.


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