Bravo3 Lowers

 Took my boat out of the water and I have gear lube leaking out by the prop on the starboard outdrive.  Can I get some opinions on what to do.  I feel at this point it may be best to replace the lower because there is naturally corrosion on the housing around the prop shaft . 

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  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,014Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can get it rebuilt. Depending where you are located, Alswagg on here is in Indiana, otherwise www.allamericandriveservice.com is great. Plus 2 year warranty. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Hammer340Hammer340 Posts: 4Member ✭✭
    I'm Kinda worried that the housing might crack trying to get the carrier barring out to replace the seal  
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,030Member ✭✭✭
    Have it rebuilt,kinda of a routine thing over time.600 to 900 bucks unless corrosion is bad the baring  carrier is the piece close to the prop shaft that can be replaced . Good Luck.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,338Member ✭✭✭
    I replaced my lowers.  Refurbished B3 Lowers run about $3K each.  

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,686Member ✭✭✭✭
    Had mine done for under 500 bucks on the prop seal shaft...may be wrong but don't recall that the carrier bearing had to come out to replace the seal?
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,030Member ✭✭✭
    Had one done for 600 and one done for 700.that's top and bottom rebuilt . but neither one needed parts.I removed it and reinstalled.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,799Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ha.  Complete rebuild but no parts needed??? So what did they do for 600$????    Very few techs even know how to rebuild a Bravo drive properly.  My Son and I are the only true Mercruiser Bravo certified techs in our area.  Beware who you have digging into these drives.   
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,030Member ✭✭✭
    Al just resealed 1st was fishing line behind back props crewed  up seal.2nd one props shaft seal different guy.1st was a certified shop and it went back he forgot the needle bearing on the prop shaft gald I noticed,
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,030Member ✭✭✭
    Now I'm ready for #3,as the 342 I bought in semptember needs to done.plus u joint, bellows,gimble,oh yah the oil line.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,943Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is truly frightening!
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,686Member ✭✭✭✭
    I think if I have problems with mine I'm looking at shipping cost to Al! My guy is not certified, a good mechanic for sure but nor sure who I trust to go into that drive. I could probably bolt off and bolt on with some direction. I think I'm just never going to have a problem, sounds easier!
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,030Member ✭✭✭
     I think I'm just never going to have a problem, sounds easier! now that's hilarious  :#  It's a boat what could possibly go wrong.Captain Ron said if its going to happen it will happen out there. 
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,686Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yea, I know buts its the right attitude!
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