the key was laying on top of the inside lower unit when i pulled it off.i was able to get the drive shaft out of the cranck by using kroil and taping
Thanks. Got a few projects lined up for the winter, specifically resealing several LUs. 1 72' 6 hp and three 70' 25 hps.
The OP says:
Perhaps the OP is mistaking firing order for ignition advance!!??
Chris, I agree that your assessment
Did you find the impeller key? The driveshaft should pull right out Put a block of wood on the driveshaft and tap in and see if you can break it loose.
How bad is the lower unit ??