Mercury verado issues

 So i just got the boat back from having thermostats and a turbo hose replaced. First trip out sitting on 4000rpm for about 3 minutes and the motor revs out and have lost foward and reverse. Stopped the boat restarted and no foward or reverse.

Motor is a 2006 l4 175hp verado with 600 hours. Bought the boat late last year and have not had much luck with overheating and now this. 

Any one had this before. I pulled the prop off and started motor, put in gear and can turn the prop shaft by hand. Is there anything else i can check. Googled but nothing i can find.

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Sounds bad

Sun, 2019-03-03 19:52

 Have you looked at your lower unit oil? Sounds like you have either dropped the lower unit gears or the drive shaft down from the motor.

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Sounds like a new prop is

Sun, 2019-03-03 20:57

Sounds like a new prop is needed. Had this happen on the old Yamaha a while back. Fairly simple fix. 

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Yeah, I could be wrong.

Sun, 2019-03-03 21:13

 Except that you said you took off the prop, put the motor in gear, and could still turn the propshaft by hand. At least, that's how I understood it. So that rules out the prop hub, doesn't it? Mercs don't run a rubber hub like Yam's do, suzi q, different set up althogether. Replaceable flo-torque hub insert, not the old rubber.

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Insured?

Mon, 2019-03-04 08:11

 Sounds like you hit something and damaged the lower unit  . Better contact your insurance company!

As an aside, the Verado changed to a larger 'offshore' lower unit with a larger bearing housing in the lower unit in 2006 so make sure it is replaced with the larger one if it is currently fitted with the smaller one. Not sure if this was limited to the L6 verados only or included the L4 as well.

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Don't think I have hit

Mon, 2019-03-04 08:50

Don't think I have hit anything as it was in the channel heading out from Tantas. There was no bang. I can only ask the question after I get merc dealer to have a look

It cant be the prop hub as I can turn the shaft with the motor running and in gear.

Also forgot to mention that when it happened there was a smell of oil and a small slick behind the boat. Could not work out where it was coming from. Even after I got home could not find any oil coming from anywhere. Checked engine oil and its fine, motor runs fine.

Spoke to a dealer over east due to the public holiday here and looks like the gearbox is toast.

Lost faith in the mercs now so might be a new Yamaha or Suzuki going on the back.

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 It ummmmmm really really

Mon, 2019-03-04 09:39

 It ummmmmm really really sounds like u hit something.    Possibly submerged?  My insurance payed out after I got caught on a long cray pot rope and did in the gearbox.  They wouldnt have payed out if I didnt hit something.

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 Definately  hit something

Mon, 2019-03-04 09:47

 Definately  hit something mate. 

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 Same as if you ever overheat

Mon, 2019-03-04 09:50

 Same as if you ever overheat it's always a plastic bag that you picked up which cover the intake screens .  ALWAYS

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Yep gearbox is stuffed

Mon, 2019-03-04 18:11

The rubber seal where the shift rod goes into the gearbox can sometimes be the culprit on the verado’s. But I’m your case, you’ve almost definitely hit a turtle by accident!

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 you may have picked up some

Mon, 2019-03-04 18:58

 you may have picked up some fishing line that wrapped around the shaft and did the seal in . lost all the oil in the gear box and it blew. insurance paid out thankfully as it was a costly fix

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Gearboxes generally don't just give up the ghost

Mon, 2019-03-04 20:03

All of the comments above are valid and the issue might well be a legitimate insurance claim, you do not have to hit a rock, line, turtle, anything "other than water" might trigger your policy. The key is get a detailed report from the outboard mechanic and MAKE SURE all parts are kept for inspection by the insurance assessor.  If you need any help lodging a claim do not hesitate to drop me a pm  

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Tue, 2019-03-05 06:40

Thanks for the comments guys. Will head In today see mechanic and have a chat. Did check again last night and found the gearbox is full of water and no oil. No metal on the screw so hoping its just a seal that went on the day and not prior to me buying the boat.

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Think the oil slick behind the boat is the give away

Tue, 2019-03-05 08:54

Seal failed at that point, picked up some braid or line is certainly a possibility  

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Think the oil slick behind the boat is the give away

Tue, 2019-03-05 08:54

Seal failed at that point, picked up some braid or line is certainly a possibility  

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 Dont the Verados have a

Tue, 2019-03-05 09:14

 Dont the Verados have a plate behind the prop to keep fishing line out of the seal?
My Suzis certainly do and Ive picked up lines a few times without issue

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 normal line probably would

Tue, 2019-03-05 19:14

 normal line probably would be stopped but fine brain is another story. we copped some in our previous boat that got in under the seal and stuffed it . 

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 Doesnt matter what sort of

Thu, 2019-03-07 14:46

 Doesnt matter what sort of line, it falls on one side of a flat plate and cant get to the other side against the seal.

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I could be after some

Thu, 2019-03-07 08:00

I could be after some controls n gauges for a 150 verado soon if you decide to wreck

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Thanks guys. Had Waddy up

Sun, 2019-03-17 19:49

Thanks guys. Had Waddy up here take the gearbox off and have found the internals destroyed and a write off. Going to try insurance first see how we go.

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 not good news. hope it works

Sun, 2019-03-17 20:28

 not good news. hope it works out with the insurance. good luck

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