From the V6 service manual - 2010
Lightly coat the drive gear with Triple-Guard
grease, and install it on the armature shaft. Install
the retaining ring (flat side up) with No. 2 external
retaining ring pliers.
Lightly coat the gear housing bearing with Moly
Lube. Lightly coat the driven gear with Triple-
Guard grease. Install the thrust washer and driven
Install the weather cover.
Lightly coat the pinion shaft splines (helix) with
Starter Bendix Lube. Lower the pinion into place
without displacing the driven gear or thrust
Lightly coat the pinion housing bearing with
Starter Bendix Lube, and install the pinion housing
screws and lock washers.
"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
-- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.