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    This is not what I wanted to see! Am I screwed?-gctid347605

    Pulled the lower unit today to replace the impellor. There is major corosion between the water intake port and the exhaust port. If I were to put the new pump back in with just the gasket there would be a quarter inch gap between the gasket and the housing. Is there anything that can be done to salvage this or am I now looking at replacing the lower unit or LU housing?

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/650379=24235-water pump area 1.jpg[/img]

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/650379=24236-water pump area 2.jpg[/img]

    #2
    jmcnair101 wrote:
    Pulled the lower unit today to replace the impellor. There is major corosion between the water intake port and the exhaust port. If I were to put the new pump back in with just the gasket there would be a quarter inch gap between the gasket and the housing. Is there anything that can be done to salvage this or am I now looking at replacing the lower unit or LU housing?

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    The housing is dead, try some boat salvage yards or ebay.
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      I have res-erected quite a few of the that looked worse than that !A bead blaster and jb weld and a paint job it can be fixed .The pits is a normal thing for mercruiser in salt water and zinks not been serviced properly .The question was am i screwed ,well your mechanical skill will determine that . If i could find my pics of a few i did i would post them.

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        #4
        I have also seen and heard of housings being repaired rather then replaced. either jb or welding up the the damage and grinding/re-shaping. not always worth the repair if lots of hours or any doubts or other issues with the drive, sometimes better to start over IMO.

        good luck

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          #5
          Wow. If it was me I would replace. But trying to repair woud not hurt. Worst case is you can't repair it. I have a A1 lower unit that needs a prop shaft seal that I plan on doing someday just to say I have.
          Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
          1998 3055 Ciera
          (yes, a 1998)
          Previous boat: 1993 3055
          Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
          Sea Doo XP
          Sea Doo GTI SE
          Life is short. Boats are cool.
          The family that plays together stays together.
          Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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            #6
            I have heard & read good things about the SEI drives: http://www.sterndrive.cc/

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              #7
              I took it to a couple different welders and they said no way.

              900 bucks later, I've got a new SEI lower on the way to the house. I guess I will see if I can part out the one I have or just keep the gears for parts.

              BTW,

              SEI sells a lower case but it is $100 more than their complete lower. When I asked them why they said they didn't want to be in the case selling business. I guess that is one way to handle it....

              Jason

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                #8
                jmcnair101 wrote:
                I took it to a couple different welders and they said no way.

                900 bucks later, I've got a new SEI lower on the way to the house. I guess I will see if I can part out the one I have or just keep the gears for parts.

                BTW,

                SEI sells a lower case but it is $100 more than their complete lower. When I asked them why they said they didn't want to be in the case selling business. I guess that is one way to handle it....

                Jason
                When welding alum that is salt water exposed it pops and crackles.
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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