VIRE 6/7/12 Stainless Steel Gearbox Output Bush With Seal

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During a rebuild, you invariably find, that the mild steel bush that runs on the oil seal is badly rusted and you should change it, or the rust progresses further in to the gearbox and leaks oil in the boat. my solution is to replace this with a stainless steel bush that cannot rust, and you always replace the seal, so thats included too.

exact length to original. please ensure your flange surface is flat where this bush sits before bolting it back on, with sealant on the aft end of the bush, or you could get a drip with a badly seated bush even a new one like this.

Replacement Instructions

Drain gear oil

2 13mm and 17mm spanners to remove coupling nuts

Long bar or crowbar between 2 studs to stop flange revolving

24mm socket to remove flange nut

3 leg puller to remove flange

Tap/pull out woodruff key

Tap/pull off old bush (if rusted badly, it is difficult with gearbox on, so possible then by grinding/chisseling a notch/groove in it's middle and using the groove, chisel groove backwards. giving it a good ol tap around with a hammer and WD 40 up the end or in a small hole you can drill also works, (dont damage threads) . if the engine is not been badly rusted underneath and the last rebuilder greased the shaft before putting it on, then likely it will just slide off.

Lever out old seal with screwdriver

Wipe out old paint and rust with a rag

Tap in new seal with smear of sealant

Slide on new bush

replace woodruff key

Replace flange(i would dremmel the bore free of rust first and grease), tighten all nut

Slide coupling back together and tighten nuts (should replace if nylock ones)

Refill 0.7l oil (my special oil is better than hypoy)