View Full Version : Canbt Get Lower Unit Off

01-23-2009, 11:54 AM
"I bought a used 120hp force engine, it runs great however I took it to the shop for the yearly maintenance of new water pump and lower unit grease and the mechanic said he could not get the foot off that running it in salt water (previous owner) had corroded it shut. I was wondering if yall had any input of advice to get it off or maybe some kind of dissolvant spray to put on there...thanks

01-24-2009, 06:46 PM
"maybe, you never know"

01-26-2009, 08:24 AM
"dont give up on it ,get all the bolts out try some PB blaster ,let it soak in for a while.
then try a few wacks with a rubber mallet.
it should give sooner or later"

02-17-2009, 08:50 PM
I did one by putting it in a deep tub of hot soapy water and keeping it hot with a propane weed burner. Took quite a while (few days off and on with the burner) but it freed it up.