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Old 25 April 2012, 17:28   #1
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Hi ,is the ep 90 gear oil used in the lower leg on out brds any different to ep 90 used in car axle's,? it is more expensive, .
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Hi ,is the ep 90 gear oil used in the lower leg on out brds any different to ep 90 used in car axle's,? it is more expensive, .
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What does your outboard specify? Automotive EP90 doesn't have the anti corrosion additives and emulsifiers in it that marine gear oil (it's not necessarily EP90 either) does.


I wouldn't use anything other than marine gear oil. For a saving of a few quid, you could condemn your gearbox if a seal lets seawater in.
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Use the right oil because it has all the correct additives and as the seals in my box leaked last year I know how important it is that you have the right oil in there.

I don't really know how long mine had water in but the gears were perfect despite having very milky oil/water.

I buy the Sierra oil from Keyparts and have a small pump that fits on the bottle, its really easy not a lot of cash to do it this way.#

Small but important point is to replace the drain plug washers with new ones at least one a season as even a small leak seems can allow water in and they only cost a few pence.


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Hi thanks for your help, will take your advice on oil, (its just i work in a garage & have gallons of car type oil )

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