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    Bravo III Leak?-gctid813207

    I changed my drive oil to the B3 outdrive and have since logged about 5-7 hours on the boat. I hadn't paid much attention until yesterday when I checked the reservoir (which was at the full line) and it was down just a tick below the add line. Is that typical to add after a drive oil change, or does it sound like I have a problem?
    2002 Bayliner Capri Sport 195 Mercruiser 5.0L Alpha I Gen II

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    Very typical, for Alphas too. It's probably not a leak, just the oil settling in. Keep an eye on it. If it continues, look at your fill/drain plugs first.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      "Pcpete" post=813209 wrote:
      Very typical, for Alphas too. It's probably not a leak, just the oil settling in. Keep an eye on it. If it continues, look at your fill/drain plugs first.
      10-4 and as always...thanks you for your advice!
      2002 Bayliner Capri Sport 195 Mercruiser 5.0L Alpha I Gen II

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        "Pcpete" post=813209 wrote:
        Very typical, for Alphas too. It's probably not a leak, just the oil settling in. Keep an eye on it. If it continues, look at your fill/drain plugs first.
        Very true. My assumption had always been that that when you drain and refill the reservoir, there are air bubbles trapped in the tube between the reservoir and the leg, and as these air bubbles work their way out, the level in the reservoir goes down.....

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