Re: Re: Re: bearcat55 engine how to's

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Posted by Spike ( on October 07, 2005 at 18:34:01:

In Reply to: Re: Re: bearcat55 engine how to's posted by Brad on October 07, 2005 at 15:59:15:

Your not ignorant just inexpierenced.First of all "port" is the left side of the motor.Lets start at the top. First is the cover or hood or cowl.Take the cover off and you can see the powerhead(the actual Engine portion of the motor.Next part down is the pan(the part the cover sits on).The part from there down to the pointy thing at the very bottom of the motor is the leg.Pointy thing is called the skeg.
Starting at the very bottom we have the skeg as previously stated.The bulge above the skeg
is the gearcase.Left side of the gear case below the bulge is the gearcase drain plug.Right side below the gearcase is the shift pivot it may look like a plug DON'T remove it.Back to the left side just above the bulge we have the vent plug.When refilling the gearcase with lowerunit lube you fill it through the drain hole until it comes out of the vent plug.Then insert the vent plug followed by the drain plug.
Just above the propeller is the antivent plate this helps to keep the prop from sucking air or"ventilating"used to be called "cavitation"in error.About 1/2 way up from the antivent plate is the oil reservoir drain plug the 2/3 of the way between the drain plug and the pan is the oil level indicator.Hope this helps you out.My scanner doesn't work so can't send you a picture.
You might try the library for an aftermarket manual.My "Abos"manual covers many brands above 30 hp.Cost me about $15 used on ebay, plus shipping.It has 19 pages covering the Bearcat.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
Good luck.

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