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Oil type / capasity / procedure for oil and winterization force125 lowe leg

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  • Oil type / capasity / procedure for oil and winterization force125 lowe leg

    I want to change the oil in the lower leg before winter. Any info on the procedure? does the motor / leg hold water anywhere that i should drain that could potentially freeze in the winter?

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    Water drains when the motor is down. For extra peace of mind, turn the flywheel by hand or do a short crank to ensure water caught in the water pump is pushed out.

    Remove the fill and vent screws and let the oil drain into a catch container, then look for water in the bottom of the container. If the oil looks good, fill the lower unit from the bottom.

    On a scale from 1-10, changing outboard lower unit oil is a 0. One of the easiest jobs on a boat.
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    • #3
      Just remember to use a marine grade of gear lube. The hardest part is removing the very small Allen screw drain plug! Please take the time and read the posts from a couple days back with problems on removing this plug in this group.
      Last edited by kbh121956; September 15th, 2017, 12:40 AM.

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      • #4
        Make sure you DO NOT remove the slotted screw on the side of the drive.
        It's pivot pin and taking it out can cause TONS of work.


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        • #5
          I took that screw out. I knew I made a mistake as soon as I did it. Thank the Lord, I was able to screw it back in and everything was fine. I knew I probably got pretty lucky.

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