Quick question... I was replacing the waterpump and lower case seals in my 1996 Evinrude Ocean Pro E200TXEDR engine, and I totally forgot to take the the shift rod length... now, the reverse will not engage properly.
My question is, does anyone have the correct shift rod length measurement, or can show me where to find it in a weblink (or a pic of a service manual) that can share, and from where on the gearcase to the top of the offset on the rod is this measurement taken?
My engine lower measure 25"...
Did a LOT of work on the boat and engine these last 3/4 months, and I am just dying to launch it for the first time this summer.
Thank you TONS for the assistance!
07-16-2017 08:13 - edited 07-16-2017 08:14
One way to check the accuracy of your measurement is to remove the shift cable and center the free-play in neutral on the engine shift lever where the cable was attached. If the lever is now parallel to the crankshaft centerline (or crankcase split-line) then the shift rod height is correct. What you want to accomplish is the same "throw" from neutral to forward and from neutral to reverse.
Here is a video from an Evinrude dealer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBNZ_gMh5RQ
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