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    Seaman Apprentice
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    Question Lower Unit Oil Black?

    What could cause my lower unit oil to turn black? I was thinking exhaust leaking into gearcase.

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    Seaman yorkserv's Avatar
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    Default Re: Lower Unit Oil Black?

    I have the same thing but i was assuming that it was from all the years of oil sitting in the housing if you find anything let me know

    Thanks
    Yorkserv
    I wish WOMEN were more like my BOAT i can get it wet when i want to!!!!!

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    Default Re: Lower Unit Oil Black?

    Not replacing it frequently can certainly do it.
    The wetter, the better.

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    Unhappy Re: Lower Unit Oil Black?

    Thats what mine looked like before the gearbox s#it it self. If only i had changed it.. dow!!

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    Default Re: Lower Unit Oil Black?

    Better black than yellow....but blue is best.

    Mark

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