"I just can't get enough time in reading all the great tip provided here.Thanks! I am going to replace my gimbal bearing and seal and I see the manual shows the notches on the bearing going on towards the inside. I am sure the old one was the opposite and seemed to work. What is the difference in operation of the bearing if it was backwards? Which way does the seal face, lip in or out? Does the bellows reinstall on the bell housing first and then the transom? Are there ever concerns with the grommet at the intake pipe leakingwhen replacing the intake hose? I know it took a lot of wiggling to get it off and I'd hate to start over if I meesed it up. It looks like it is tough to get to on the inside, any thoughts?"