Try some AT205 stop Leak first. May buy you some time. I was not a believer that any stop leak really would work but after reading the reviews I thought I would give it a shot on my paragon trans leak. After a few hours or running there’s hardly any oil on my oil pads.
Thanks for the suggestion but I want to repair it rather than a bottle of fix. I do charters on the boat and I cant afford it to dump out a bunch of oil again on a 20 min cruise to the island. I had to disconnect the bilge pumps to prevent it from dumping overboard. It was a nasty mess to clean up.
I would be looking at the two hoses that go to and return from the main heat exchanger. These are more prone to leak with age then the rear output shaft seal, especially if you have a sudden increase in leakage. They are located on the bottom of the heat exchanger. The hoses tend to fail at the fitting or wear the hose might rub. Usually a small pin hole leak will develop before total failure.
The rear seal also will throw oil around the engine room which I don't see in the picture.
Thanks Jim and Ronald, I will go take a look at it in the morning. I have not had a chance to work on it yet but will tomorrow and let you guys now what I find.
I was able to lay down on the port side of the engine and replace the seal without too much trouble. Seal was less than $20. It all went back together with no issues. Took the boat to Gasparilla Pirate Invasion yesterday, 4 hour cruise each way. No leaks. I also inspected all the hydraulic lines replaced sea water impellers and fixed the water leak, cleaned up the rusted area and all is well now. Thanks again for your suggestions and comments.
So glad to have her back up and running.
Daily charters are back up and running.