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Old 15 April 2009, 11:50   #21
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inspecting gearbox oil with the engine still in the water sounds a bit dodgy to me. There was definitely some signs of fine metal particles in mine at 10 hrs (ish) - IMHO most important part of those early services is the oil change.
Agreed. The "inspection" is probably nothing more than pulling the lower plug and checking the magnet for particles.

You're talking aomething about $6 in oil, and a couple of bucks in new gaskets to do the leg oil. Why not simply change it? Admittedly, it would tough to do on the water, though...

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Takes about 10 min tops to change the oil. Take both screws out, drain it, push the oil filler in the bottom hole till it comes out the top, screw top screw back in then the bottom. The vacuum will hold the oil in. Easy!
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Takes about 10 min tops to change the oil. Take both screws out, drain it, push the oil filler in the bottom hole till it comes out the top, screw top screw back in then the bottom. The vacuum will hold the oil in. Easy!
Yes but that requires the engine to be vertical and out of the water. I doubt it is possible to do it properly with the boat in the water.
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