Yamaha 60 Outboard Input Seals Replacement
Replacing the input oil seals in a Yamaha 60HP outboard water pump housing is a small yet important part of the larger water pump repair process.
Watch the video above and follow the steps below to replace the input seals in a Yamaha 60HP outboard.
Tools and Parts – Yamaha 60 Outboard Input Seal Replacement
- Ratchet and extensions
- Socket set
- Flathead screwdriver
- Bearing driver
Before getting started, you need to detach the lower unit (gearcase) from the rest of the motor. Watch the video below to see how to remove the gearcase from a Yamaha 60HP outboard.
You’ll also need to take off the water pump housing. Refer to our clip below to see how to remove the water pump housing from a Yamaha 60HP outboard.
Replacing Yamaha T60 Input Oil Seals
Step 1. Remove the two input seals from inside the water pump housing with a flathead screwdriver.
NOTE: Don’t push the screwdriver in too hard, as you may end up gouging the housing and cause it to leak.
Step 2. Clean the water pump housing, then replace the O-ring that goes around it with a new one.
Step 3. Make note of the depth of where the two input seals were seated.
NOTE: Yamaha makes a special tool to drive the input seals to a certain depth, but without that specific tool, you should note the depth first before installing the new seals.
Step 4. Insert the new input seals one-by-one by hand first, then using a bearing driver to press them into the same depth from where the old ones came out of.
NOTE: Whatever driver you’re using, make sure that it fits on the inside, but try to get as far to the outside as you can to where you’re not driving in on the center section. We used a 35mm bearing driver.
Step 5. Use a soft-blow hammer on the driver to tap the input seals into place.
Step 6. Pack some grease in between the two seals and you’re done.
Ready to reinstall the housing? Watch the clip below to see how to get the water pump housing reinstalled into a Yamaha 60HP outboard.