Does the engine lose oil? There is a seal housing mounted to the block. The rear main seal rides on the crankshaft, not the drive shaft. Maybe you
I have some 8.5 mm suppression wires would they work or are these the old solid core stuff?
Assuming the boat is in good mechanical condition, this is a NICE combination for a Newbie. That motor/ combo is a great runner, delivering good top end
The oil is engine oil that I'm told was streaming out of the shaft bearing when the lower unit was removed to change the water impeller. I did see this,