For the gearheads out there I've got an interesting situation. I have this motor which I've used for a couple years and the shift lever works opposite if what it should. When the lever is forward I go backward, when to the rear I go forward. I have removed the lower unit thrice and reinstalled it with care, using the manual and having a technician supervise. Each time it appears to be right until we start it and run it and it is backwards. I can't say if its been this way for years but I think it has. Do you suppose womeone might have moved the shift rod in the lower gear sometime and would that /could that move the rod to where it would work backwards? Has anybody run across this before?