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Old 15 September 2007, 23:03   #1
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50 HP Mariner Help...

I took my RIB out for the first time today and everything went good. When I got home and started cleaning out my RIB. I found this fluid leaking from the lower unit. Any thoughts on what this is?

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I presume you mean the creamy-white substance running down the lower leg?

I'm not familiar with your engine but I believe that the screw it's running from is probably the lower unit oil fill. Could be that it wasn't fully closed and oil has been pushed out when the engine was in use.
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From the looks of it the gearbox oil is emulsified with sea water too so you'll need to change the oil as soon as possible to prevent any (further) damage. This happened to yammie 50 i had a while back.
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Thanks guys. The vent cap was loose and there is definitely some water in there. Going change it this afternoon.
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I would also be tempted to flush it through a couple of times with new oil and even change it again as soon as its been out.
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Thanks guys. The vent cap was loose and there is definitely some water in there. Going change it this afternoon.
Best to check that the washer is not damaged that seals that screw as well.
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[QUOTE=GuyP;218965] I presume you mean the creamy-white substance running down the lower leg?


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