Thanks to all who posted up on how to replace the water pump and oil seal.I did not have to remove the stator cover to get to the oil seal,and it was not a hard job at all.I used a medium size flathead screwdriver to knock in the edges of the mechanical seal till I could pull it out, and I used a small flathead control screwdriver to dig out the old failing oil seal,came out with a little persuasion,and you will destroy the old mech. Seal when you pull it out. used a 16mm deep socket to reseat the new oil seal,and the mechanical seal was easy to,I think I used a 1" deep socket to seat the metal ring into the stator cover,and used a 7/8" socket to push in the impeller seal to gently seat it into impeller - just gotta be gentle with seating the seal due to it is fragile - do not use a hammer to seat the impeller side seal,or you will break it !!!!!! - I got an extra set just in case.I'll fill her up on Friday,and see if all is well after starting it up......