One for the Mercury bods please.... Uncle Al / Black Dog /Opti owners
During the recent cold snap (launching at -4 degrees C) when starting the 150 Optimax first thing in the morning we sometimes get a symptom whereby the smartcraft shows the underhood oil reservoir below the 100% mark and dropping.... Lift hood, open resevoir briefly, allow oil to refill and all fine for the rest of the day.....until following mornings cold start (and def no leaks etc).
The oil feed seems good and the inline filter was replaced in case there was some restriction... It isn't really an issue, but has us puzzled. i assume the engine pulls through a lump of oil on start up....is it possible the oil is waxing up in the lines?
Launching in yest /today at 5 degrees.... no issue.