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Old 09-10-2006, 01:08 PM
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The manual calls for 9.38 quarts with slight variences due to casting differences. Do you have some sort of external cooler that would account for the difference?
yeah dude,why do yours hold 2 extra gallons of oil?
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:50 PM
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You tell em Roger...........m.m.........
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You tell em Roger...........m.m.........

I'm on it...........
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:05 PM
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I have the standard inner transom plate with a reservoir and a reservoir bottle like a Latham steering unit. It just took about 1 and a half of the big Mercruiser jugs of oil. I thought the jugs were 3 gallons each. Not try to pull anybody's chain.
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I have the standard inner transom plate with a reservoir and a reservoir bottle like a Latham steering unit. It just took about 1 and a half of the big Mercruiser jugs of oil. I thought the jugs were 3 gallons each. Not try to pull anybody's chain.
I did'nt think that you were yankin' my chain. I was just trying to figure out where the rest of the oil was going. I don't know how much the transom plate reservoir holds and I don't think that that was included in that spec. Just the drive.

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I have the standard inner transom plate with a reservoir and a reservoir bottle like a Latham steering unit. It just took about 1 and a half of the big Mercruiser jugs of oil. I thought the jugs were 3 gallons each. Not try to pull anybody's chain.
On the #3's the oil is filled from the bottom to the top vent plug on the side of the drive.... NOT UP INTO THE RESERVOIR.... The reservoir is used for expansion. When the drive is level the oil should come out of the top vent plug.This is the place that the fluid level is checked, NOT THE WINDOW ON THE RESERVOIR. If you overfill the drive it won't hurt anything, but there is a chance that the excess will burp out of the reservoir vent causing a "shamrock milkshake" in the bilge. If the lower seals fail on the drive you will get water pushed into the lower foot and it will displace oil into the bilge. This information comes from the Mercruiser manual for #3's that I have. I also have experience disassembling and replacing the seals in #3's. Also... the reason you don't see anyone advertising showers for #3's is because they don't need them.

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Old 09-11-2006, 12:56 AM
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On the #3's the oil is filled from the bottom to the top vent plug on the side of the drive.... NOT UP INTO THE RESERVOIR.... The reservoir is used for expansion. When the drive is level the oil should come out of the top vent plug.This is the place that the fluid level is checked, NOT THE WINDOW ON THE RESERVOIR. If you overfill the drive it won't hurt anything, but there is a chance that the excess will burp out of the reservoir vent causing a "shamrock milkshake" in the bilge. If the lower seals fail on the drive you will get water pushed into the lower foot and it will displace oil into the bilge. This information comes from the Mercruiser manual for #3's that I have. I also have experience disassembling and replacing the seals in #3's. Also... the reason you don't see anyone advertising showers for #3's is because they don't need them.
dont #3s or #3a's get hot when run hard with big hp? thx for the info reed. rm
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Bunch of us with Vs & big HP up here...Run HARD and never had a problem ....Enjoy that boat...BAD AZZ !!
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Bunch of us with Vs & big HP up here...Run HARD and never had a problem ....Enjoy that boat...BAD AZZ !!
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dont #3s or #3a's get hot when run hard with big hp? thx for the info reed. rm
#3's are really sturdy compared to Bravos. My buddy's fountain had #3's and even with 540 blown engines they never got more than just warm to the touch.
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