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#12736601 - 04/30/18 11:32 AM water in my lower unit
RickS Offline

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 213
Loc: Santa Fe NM
So I'm getting closer to sealing my lower unit. I have a 97 Mercury 150xr6. My prop seal was torn. Replaced those. I drained the unit to see how it was looking after using some. So I still have water contamination. I noticed a oil stain on a hole on the right side of the gearcase up toward the top. There's actually two holes on the right. The front hole is where the stain is. Any ideas? Shift shaft seal?

#12737033 - 04/30/18 04:06 PM Re: water in my lower unit [Re: RickS]
ssmith Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 3462
Loc: scotland tx
shift shaft or drive shaft take it an have it pressure tested to see where it is leaking an you wont have to fix something that isn't broke.

#12737176 - 04/30/18 06:02 PM Re: water in my lower unit [Re: RickS]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3632
Loc: Yantis, TX
As mentioned, have it pressure tested and repaired.

#12739417 - 05/02/18 07:33 AM Re: water in my lower unit [Re: RickS]
boatwhisperer Offline
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Registered: 09/25/10
Posts: 1503
Loc: hurst, tx
just reseal the complete lower unit and be done with it. a seal kit is nit very expensive versus the damage water can do


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