Hi: I am new at this and have started to restore a 54 Johnson 5.5 Model CD10.
Draining the lower unit was no problem except that the drain screw won't go back in unless I turn the motor completely upside down. 90 deg won't do it. A piece of metal appears to have come from somewhere and is blocking the threaded opening. The metal acts like it is spring loaded! Upside down the drain screw goes in as it should. I don't have a shop manual (yet-guess I should get one) and I fear something bad has happened in the lower unit. Does anyone know what is going on in this unit? Thanks very much. Jerry Schneberger