Yamaha Outboard Owners,
To anyone who has successfully removed a drive shaft bushing, what tool did you use to remove the bushing from the upper casing housing? Part #25 in this diagram: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/partview...100TXRX_-_1999)
I talked to Chad at Deweys and he said he uses a hammer puller. So a tried to fabricate a few different versions of one but I can't get the bushing to budge. I tried to fabricate a gear puller as well with no luck. I have soaked the bushing in Salt Away as well and that has not helped either.
With a 3/4 inch diameter opening to reach through to the top of the bushing and a 1/8 - 3/16" bushing edge to grab, limits the use of conventional gear pullers.
I really do not want to drop the upper casing and hammer it out from the top.