Remove SX outdrive while full of oil?

rmurray

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I just purchased a 2003 Chaparral with a 5.0L GXi and SX outdrive. All the fluids and filters were just changed, but I need to inspect the u-joints and gimbal bearing. Can I pull the drive without draining the gear oil, or will it leak out all over the place? This might sound stupid, but VP gear oil is not cheap! Thanks!
 

muc

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NO oil should leak when you pull that drive.
 

enginesilo

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Yup should be good to go. Strangely these drives don’t typically have reservoirs which I was used to in my old Mercruiser so these VP’s don’t dribble at all when pulled unless there are issues.
 

rmurray

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Yup should be good to go. Strangely these drives don’t typically have reservoirs which I was used to in my old Mercruiser so these VP’s don’t dribble at all when pulled unless there are issues.

Yes, my last merc had a reservoir. Glad to know I can pull it without having to get new oil. Thanks!
 

cptbill

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I used to pull my DPS-M drives full if I had a problem, never any leaks
 
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