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#10782554 - 04/20/15 06:07 PM Lower unit......
OneFishAway Offline
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i have some metal shavings on my lower unit drain plug. Is a small amount of shavings acceptable?


Edited by OneFishAway (04/20/15 06:07 PM)
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#10782565 - 04/20/15 06:11 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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Yes, if they are small shiny shavings. If they are larger, have a look see.

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#10782570 - 04/20/15 06:12 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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Ok thanks. I checked it because im starting to get a vibration at low speeds. Forward and reverse....
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#10782934 - 04/20/15 08:23 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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Would anyone that works on these be willing to call me?? Hat
Rd to explain issue in text. 8179969066
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#10783133 - 04/20/15 09:20 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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A little metal flake is normal, shavings, I'd have someone check it out

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#10784245 - 04/21/15 10:17 AM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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Hope you post latest when you find the source, and what you did to fix this problem. Sounds like you got a sleeve bearing going (gone) out.

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#10784309 - 04/21/15 10:40 AM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
OneFishAway Offline
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This all started after i removed the prop and reinstalled. Im ordering a new thrust washer, prop nut, and hub. Well see what happens.
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#10784412 - 04/21/15 11:10 AM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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Originally Posted By: OneFishAway
This all started after i removed the prop and reinstalled. Im ordering a new thrust washer, prop nut, and hub. Well see what happens.


But - where did you observe metal shavings? In the lower unit oil?

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#10785101 - 04/21/15 02:43 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
OneFishAway Offline
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Yes. Very fine metal flakes on the drain plug magnet. No chunks or large pieces.
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#10785202 - 04/21/15 03:19 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
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The last time the oil in the lower unit was changed, did you do it yourself - and notice metal?

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#10785206 - 04/21/15 03:19 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: DFW-fisherman]
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Originally Posted By: DFW-fisherman
The last time the oil in the lower unit was changed, did you do it yourself - and notice metal?


I mean the time before this last time. Thanks.

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#10785620 - 04/21/15 06:48 PM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
OneFishAway Offline
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last time was the first time for me. Yes i changed it and there were small flakes then too.
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#10786529 - 04/22/15 07:56 AM Re: Lower unit...... [Re: OneFishAway]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Really sounds like you need a closer inspection, or risk being stranded on the water! Since the metal has been there several seasons now, I would do a closer inspection of the bearings, and gears. Need to pinpoint the source and then change the bearings in the lower unit, and any other worn part. If you are good with your hands/tools, I would buy the manual on the lower unit and watch all the You Tube videos and after STUDYING all the tech data - decide if you want to tackle it. Checking/setting tolerances is very important! so, if you don't have the instruments to properly work them, I'd sub (contract) it out!!

Good luck!

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