Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Not a everyday Hotrodder question...
View Single Post
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 08-21-2012, 05:43 PM
LATECH's Avatar
LATECH LATECH is offline
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 203
Thanked 258 Times in 240 Posts
The mainshaft bearings in the outdrive (where the crankshaft hooks to) are a pretty good suspect. It turns all the time with the engine running . Ive seen several that had bad bearings and cause the loss of power from the engine when trying to operate the boat. When the bearings go bad , they can seize up,causing the engine to bog,also chewing up the housing as the locked up bearing spins in its bore.Not pretty.
It should be easy to check with the engine out.
__________________
Fact is stranger than Fiction
Reply With Quote