Yes EK has done all they can do to get the part and I was told last week that I would have to wait until 24 Feb for it to ship and that was a maybe. I could not control it anymore and went off on Mercury Marine CS. I flat out asked them why they are building motors that they can not support, I added a few extra words in there also. I did not get a good answer. Went out on my own and located two complete lower units and bought one. They were the only two in the US according to Mercury Marine. EK is returning the parts already received and I will pay the difference of the parts/labor and complete lower unit. I am willing to shuck out a few extra bucks to get my boat back. I am going on 4 months with it in the shop waiting on parts. Should get it back today or tomorrow.