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Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? #10657976 03/01/15 02:08 PM
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OK, I know how to change lower unit oil on an outboard, just curious if everyone checks the lower unit oil before purchasing a used boat from a private owner? The only way to check for water would be to drain it, right? About to buy my first bass boat and didn't know if it would be weird to ask to drain the oil to check for water? Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: tx2va07] #10658043 03/01/15 02:34 PM
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leave upper plug in lower unit and loosen lower plug. you can let out a few drops. if water is in lower unit it will be milky or if unit has been sitting a while water will come
out.

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: RANGER SKI] #10658063 03/01/15 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: RANGER SKI
leave upper plug in lower unit and loosen lower plug. you can let out a few drops. if water is in lower unit it will be milky or if unit has been sitting a while water will come
out.



Ok great, Thanks. The boat I'm going to look at has a 99 Mercury 200. Does anybody know if these motors have the 2 plug system?

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: tx2va07] #10658129 03/01/15 03:10 PM
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Yes


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Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: RANGER SKI] #10658883 03/01/15 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: RANGER SKI
leave upper plug in lower unit and loosen lower plug. you can let out a few drops. if water is in lower unit it will be milky or if unit has been sitting a while water will come
out.


Yes, do this....only takes a minute.

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: tx2va07] #10662922 03/03/15 03:03 AM
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Thanks guys, the lower unit and compression checked out good....Test drive was good, I've got a new boat!!!

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: tx2va07] #10663072 03/03/15 04:02 AM
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Congrats man!

Re: Check Lower Unit oil when buying boat??? [Re: brandon f.] #10666018 03/04/15 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: brandon f.
Congrats man!


Thank you sir!

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Good feeling. Congrats!

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