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#11674685 - 06/18/16 08:35 AM kinda strange
CPusateri Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
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I was at lake fork Tuesday and while I was idling through some timber I hit a submerged stump like normal but this time my entire engine shut off and I was unable to restart it. after messing around with the batteries and checking the wires I trimmed up the motor completely and watched a brown liquid come out but as soon as I put the motor back down it started up fine and has been working perfectly ever since. any ideas what it could have been?

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#11674732 - 06/18/16 09:03 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Brown liquid came out of where? Exhaust?

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#11674741 - 06/18/16 09:09 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
CPusateri Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
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top of the lower unit it looked like

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#11674793 - 06/18/16 09:47 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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You ruptured a seal letting that lube escape under pressure. It will be a mater of time before you damage it farther. I would have the lower unit serviced and all seals replaced including the shaft seal. Better safe than sorry.
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#11674797 - 06/18/16 09:51 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
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Letting out the brown liquid is equivalent to letting the smoke out of an electrical device.
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#11674823 - 06/18/16 10:12 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
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It took a carp on you.

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#11674830 - 06/18/16 10:20 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
reelswift Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
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sounds like gear oil ?

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#11675929 - 06/19/16 07:36 AM Re: kinda strange [Re: CPusateri]
randywillfish Offline
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Registered: 04/02/10
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Loc: JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS
Meaning, after the brown crud poured out and the motor cranked back up and ran fine, he ran at high RPM's without oil in lower unit?

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