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Old 30 October 2010, 14:32   #1
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Oil leak from prop .

As I pulled my boat out from the garage I noticed a small amount of oil on the concrete floor on further inspection I noticed some oil on the back of the prop it looks very minimal and the total oil loss is about 2 teaspoonfuls , my question is,,,is it anything to worry about and will it be okay to take the rib on the bass fishing trip planned tomorrow .

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Old 30 October 2010, 14:53   #2
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Probably just unburnt 2 stroke oil coming out the exhaust. Could always check gearbox level to make sure it's not coming from there.
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Can you tell by smelling it whether it is 2 stroke oil or gearbox oil?
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Its gear oil I think . Its not coming from exhaust but at the back of the prop.
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It would probably be worth: a) changing the gear oil and seeing if you have had water ingress. b) having the lower unit pressure tested to see if the seals have failed.

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It would probably be worth: a) changing the gear oil and seeing if you have had water ingress. b) having the lower unit pressure tested to see if the seals have failed.

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If it's emulsified, then the gear oil will be a creamy colour. Should be like honey.
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It would probably be worth: a) changing the gear oil and seeing if you have had water ingress. b) having the lower unit pressure tested to see if the seals have failed.

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Spot on.
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I would have thought for that volume of 2- stroke oil to be dripping out you would have need to have been idling on premix for quite some time.......
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Thanks for your replies guy's , when I had it out on the bassless fishing trip yesterday it ran fine , after flushing and cleaning it today there is no sign of any oil so maybe it was unburnt 2 stroke oil, it was black, and not creamy or like honey as spartacus indicated . It's going for a service soon so I will have it checked .
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