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Old 11-21-2009, 01:57 PM
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I've only put about 10 hours on the boat that I just bought which already had 160 hours on it. I noticed that the top's of the outdrive's are getting chaulky. Obviously there aren't any drive showers on them. Just wondering who makes a good drive shower and am wondering why the manufacturers don't put them on at the factory. Also, is it suggested that the gear oil in the uppers be changed when this happens or is it the same gear oil that runs through the lowers? By the way the outdrives are Bravo XR's with stock lowers.
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I've been running the Simrek Halo showers for several yrs now with zero chalking. Drives still look brand new.

The same gear lube runs throughout the drive.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:13 PM
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x2 for the Halo showers.

Outdrive oil circulates through then entire drive (upper and lower).

Overall, I like the Amsoil marine gear lube for my outdrives. 75-90/100

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x3 for the halo shower. 825 hp through XR drive w/Merc hp gear lube. No chaulk on drive.
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Here's the one I have. ~680hp, XR drive, Merc hp gear lube, and one heavy boat. No problems yet

http://billetmarine.com/driveshower.htm
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Thanks for the responses, this really helps.
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I have Simreks now and had an Imco on the Pantera. The Imco kept the upper and top cap cleaner. Both boats have Marine Machine steering. I had to shave a little off the Imco. The Simrek is BEOTCH to get off and put back on when removing the drive and/or steering.
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http://www.driveshowers.com/

I like the simreks too.
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Since I decided to use separate transom mounted water picup's for motor and intercooler I used the drives lower intake to support my drive shower. I just toke a standard shower and drilled a hole and used some AN conectors and a push-on hose. A "By pass" hose 1 1/4" from inner transom plate and thru the hull. Very simple and works great. Close to 900hp and two seasons with about 2000 nautic miles. Merc racing drive lube, change every 10/12 hrs.


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Looks fun but who cares, the XR drive still works.
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Since I decided to use separate transom mounted water picup's for motor and intercooler I used the drives lower intake to support my drive shower. I just toke a standard shower and drilled a hole and used some AN conectors and a push-on hose. A "By pass" hose 1 1/4" from inner transom plate and thru the hull. Very simple and works great. Close to 900hp and two seasons with about 2000 nautic miles. Merc racing drive lube, change every 10/12 hrs.


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Looks fun but who cares, the XR drive still works.
I did a similar thing on my cat only I had a third pickup to a third strainer and out to the hoses on the latham caps.
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