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Old 02 September 2009, 15:46   #1
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Water In The Gearbox

Whilst draining the oil in the gearbox to get the skeg repaired i noticed the oil was quite emulsified (yellowish brown) so water is getting in somewhere.

Where is the most likely route of water ingress and is it going to be another wallet basher to repair?

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Old 02 September 2009, 15:50   #2
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Seals on the propshaft if its caught a line or something around the prop in the past?
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Could be the washer on the fill screw?
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Most likely the output shaft seals .. not a massive job, and dont be tooo worried about the contamination as long as decent gear oil was used .. its designed to cope with some water content to a degree .. but sure enough check the plug seals too as JSP said
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could it be where the gear linkage goes into the gearbox
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Do you know how long the oil had been in there?
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Do you know how long the oil had been in there?
Not too sure, so i will replace and keep an eye on it.

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Not too sure, so i will replace and keep an eye on it.

That would be my starting point.
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I imagined all sorts of horrors when it happened to me. New filler screw washers cured the problem.

IMO try them first, they're only a few pence.
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I imagined all sorts of horrors when it happened to me. New filler screw washers cured the problem.

IMO try them first, they're only a few pence.
Hopefully that is all it is, i have ordered new ones to fit.

Knowing my luck it will be something major
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