Thread was not intended to chastise shade tree mechanic or novices, such as myself . The following was a reply I posted to someone who replied I should
Does T.M.C. on the plate equate to Tohatsu Motor Company ??
True, but only at high throttle conditions. This is a cruiser, not a Go Fast!
Time for photos of the power head and etc.
No problem! The housing is full of pressurized (by the exhaust) water that has to leak out somewhere.