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Old 14-09-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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mercruiser gear-box oil

trying to find an engine coolant leak...
step 1 take off lower leg (mercruiser Alpha 1) - impeller looking weird - 3 vanes rotated clockwise, 3 anti-clockwise, so replace and reassemble ...


Do I NEED to use special marine gear-box oil, or will similar automotive stuff do the job ?
it seems to be fckin expensive ?
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Old 14-09-2004, 12:43 PM   #2
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Forgive me if I am teaching my granny to suck eggs but when we changed the impeller of our outboard, we were advised by the service centre who sold us the parts that we should also check the plate and replace it if it had score marks. Once again, sorry if you knew that!

Haven't changed the oil ourselves yet so can't help on that one!

Edit: our engine is a Yammie - not sure if the impeller housing is the same on the Merc.
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Old 14-09-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
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all info gratefully received

no score marks visible on the plate, so will put it back.

had no choice but to drain oil before removing the leg ... guess outboards might be different in that respect

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Old 14-09-2004, 12:48 PM   #4
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Cool. Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Old 14-09-2004, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: mercruiser gear-box oil

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Originally posted by three-rex

it seems to be fckin expensive ?
If you don't use the correct oil, you'll find the true meaning of the word "Expensive".
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Old 14-09-2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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you`ll be needin some high performance gear box oil - tis blue in colour.
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Old 14-09-2004, 01:31 PM   #7
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you`ll be needin some high performance gear box oil - tis blue in colour.
automotive,or specifically marine ?
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Old 14-09-2004, 01:47 PM   #8
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Marine, Quicksilver to be precise, part no 92-816026A 4, you'll need two of them, and a pump to get it into the drive, part no 91-850729A 1
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Old 14-09-2004, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for that
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