FLEX SHAFT CARE
On newer outboards, an access hole is provided in the lower unit
for pre operation
lubrication of the flex shaft. We recommend that each time,
before you run the engine, you lube the flex shaft with a mixture
50% STP & 50% 20-50 weight oil.
On all outboards we
recommend that you periodically remove, inspect, and re-lube the
flex shaft with K&B P # 8449 shaft lube or equivalent for
To remove the flex
shaft, remove the 4 screws that attach the power head
to the lower leg. Pull the flex shaft out and grease it.
You can also access
the flex shaft through the prop shaft by removing the prop shaft
housing/bearing assembly. NOTE: The bearing housing has a left
We don't recommend this access as it is more difficult than removing
the power head.