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Old 29 April 2013, 06:42   #11
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Willk & CJL,

Many thanks. I do feel a bit stupid but did assume that the level could be identified without removing the cowl.

Now I know... Once again many thanks!
Your indicator of low oil levels should be an audible beeping sound through your control box, however that assumes its wired up and working correctly so the visual check is a sensible idea also, checking the basics whilst you have the hood removed.

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Old 29 April 2013, 08:17   #12
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Sori to hijack your post a bit!
But really handy to find someone with similar engine.
If I could get pics I would be very grateful!
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Old 29 April 2013, 11:31   #13
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call cameron on 01475 744 215 and he will help. oh its the boat jumble at st mirrens FC ground this sunday so you could also catch him there as we will have a stand.

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Old 30 April 2013, 02:17   #14
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Sori to hijack your post a bit!
But really handy to find someone with similar engine.
If I could get pics I would be very grateful!
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Hi Dan, will try and post some photos but won't be until after the weekend...
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Old 30 April 2013, 03:22   #15
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Cheers folks
Pics would be real handy as im pretty useless without them!
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Old 30 April 2013, 03:26   #16
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Hey wd, have you used yours yet with the 90?
Mine is about ready... A week or so more.
Really looking forward to see what kind of speed the 90 will give!
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Old 20 June 2016, 12:13   #17
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When you remove the cowl, you should be seeing something like this



so Mark I Eyeball is your actual gauge. The level indicator you refer to is more likely a "Low Warning" alarm. Best not test/rely on this. Keep her maxed on oil. The last owner probably meant that the alarm tended to go off prematurely - on say a half tank instead of a quarter. A lot of these systems do that. Unless it forces you into a "limp home" mode, it's not a big deal. I used to check oil levels after every tank full of fuel - that kept me right...

Just curious. I have an outboard mercury engine on my boat, I think it's from 1995, 75 HP. The oil reservoir looks almost identical. I was curious, it was worked on in the shop this year, and I think they might have missed something. There is the main fill location with the screw off cap and seal, and then a smaller hole (can be seen in your picture) back from that toward the prop side of the engine. Is that supposed to have a cover or plug in it? I noticed with a full oil reservoir and engine tilt I am leaking oil. Is that a vent meant to be open? Or did the shop misplace the cap? Or perhaps I just put too much oil in the boat?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Yes, there should be a small black cap with a breather on it in that hole.
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declan the oil tank breather is supposed to have a small rubber valve, to stop the oil leaking out at full tilt up, if the oil tank is full. either replace the breather, dont tilt so much or dont fill the oil tank up so much.
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