Lower unit on my 225 failed and I was wondering if there are factory remanufactured options out there or any good recommendations for aftermarket options both new and reman. SEI does not make and LU for this model ETEC. Trying to save a few bucks if I can as new OEM LU is over 5K! Trying to determine what the cost savings would be if there is a factory reman option out there. Thanks for the help.
09-08-2017 04:12 - edited 09-08-2017 04:15
Your dealer can provide you with a factory approved rebuilt gearcase. It will be the latest M2 design compared to your M1 model as it has the 6 extra low water pickups in it. Factory rebuilds are listed in the Genuine Parts and Accessories Catalog that your dealer has from Evinrude.
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Yesterday my E225 lower unit had a catostrophic failure at cruise speed. Loud knocking in forward, no reverse. The case isn't cracked and no oil has been lost. Please share any details about your findings...I'm 2 weeks out for our local Evinrude guy. Engine had 3 year service last Spring and I haven't hit anything. Very disappointed as I am just 6 months out of warranty.