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    Yesterday while cleaning my lower unit, I noticed that some gear lube escaped.

    The screw was loose.

    I tightened it and checked the top screw and there was lube up to that level.

    Do I need to add more or few lost CCs is ok?
    "Queen Annastasia"
    1991 Bayliner Capri
    120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

    #2
    If it is, as you say, a few cc's, you will probably spill more than that trying to add some back in. However, the challenge is how to confirm you only lost a few cc's without opening the vent screw. FIWM, I'd check it to confirm the level and add if it really needs it or change it out if the loose screw allowed water to be sucked in as the drive cooled after using it.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      #3
      If the screw was not completely tightened then water could have been ingested into the unit. When is the last time you changed your gear lube? If not recently I would suggest draining and replacing anyway.
      Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
      1998 3055 Ciera
      (yes, a 1998)
      Previous boat: 1993 3055
      Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
      Sea Doo XP
      Sea Doo GTI SE
      Life is short. Boats are cool.
      The family that plays together stays together.
      Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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        #4
        Is there a level monitor somewhere?
        "Queen Annastasia"
        1991 Bayliner Capri
        120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

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          #5
          It was changed couple months ago, and only took it out few times
          "Queen Annastasia"
          1991 Bayliner Capri
          120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

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            #6
            "mattysboat" post=802539 wrote:
            It was changed couple months ago, and only took it out few times
            One time us all it takes to get water in it. You can try draining a bit to see what the condition is. If you get water or the oil is milky, change it. A bit of time and money now can save you thousands.
            1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
            2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
            Anacortes, WA

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              #7
              I agree, not worth the risk!

              I'll spend $20 on new lube and buy myself a peace of mind
              "Queen Annastasia"
              1991 Bayliner Capri
              120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

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                #8
                Be sure and replace the little rubber washers on both the vent plug and the lower plug. Get the proper washer, they're only $1. Without these washers the unit will leak/take on water.
                Bob Hawes.
                Kelowna, B.C.
                1998 Trophy 2052 WA
                4.3 Vortec, A1 G2

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