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Old 08-05-2006, 04:24 PM
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I was cleaning the boat up about to leave and noticed under the drain hole there was a small puddle, stuck my finger in it and it was oil, smells more like rear end oil so Im assuming that it is drive oil? and motor level was fine it wasnt much probly about 3 oz or so, what the heck is going on? where do I check the drive fluid level?


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Under the bilge drain hole?

If so, check your drive oil reservoir level. Its either a tubular cylinder or squared container somewhere mounted on your engine or transom.

If its really HIGH then your oil heated up while the drive has been sitting in the sun, and it bubbled out of your reservoir. Not a big deal, just check the level and go boating.

If its really LOW then check your transom under/behind your motor; under where the coupler goes to the transom assembly. If you have traces of oil dripping down here, or anywhere else in your bilge, you have a drive oil leak between the reservoir and the drive, and this is not good. It sounds like the drive oil leak may be inside the bellows which is the worst place for a leak, and you don't want to take the boat out as there could be other complications.
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thanks it was almost a 100 here for like 4 - 5 days straight, it is under the bilge drain hole, then some leaked out on the ground.. not to sound like a dumzbas but where do i check the level the top air vent hole?
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What type of drive?
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alpha, I didnt see a reservoir
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Ah, my reference is to Bravo1. I don't know a thing about Alphas. Cuda?
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Sydwayz, thanks anyway cuda any awnsers? Im going to check the level
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if yours is an 1988 gen1 alpha you do not have a drive resivor....

on the side of the drive is a screw in the upper remove screw and see if drive oil comes out it should be filled to the screw hole
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My alpha's were all early alpha's with no resevoir. Like I've often wondered, why would you need a resevoir, unless you had a leak. I'd check the o ring at the drain and fill plugs, check you level and let it eat. I'm betting on the o ring.

I was wondering about the drive because I though it might have been a Trs, and it could have been the tranny.
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thanks Cuda no trs just a good ole gen 1, I checked it and it was about a 1/4 bottle low, I was wondering why drives have resiviors too? filled till it leaked out the hole, so we will see

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