Like Tree6Likes

what is this gear oil/lube reservoir for?

Reply
Old 06-07-2015, 02:53 PM
  #11
Registered
 
mpally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: St. Louis/ LOTO
My Boats: 36 Outlaw
Posts: 1,371
Default

If the reservoir is empty, you may need to purge the air out using the vent screw in the top of the outdrive to ensure there are no air pockets. As mentioned above, If it a new to your boat, just change the fluid and fill with QS gear lube. You should be able to get it at any Mercury authorized shop.
mpally is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2015, 10:51 PM
  #12
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Collierville, TN and Pickwick Lake
My Boats: Formula, Raysoncraft, Tahiti, Angler
Posts: 785
Default

You need to properly service the drive with new lube. Completely drain and service from the bottom up until the reservoir is nearly full. Complete instructions are easily found on the WWW. Don't play around with this unless you like spending money unnecessarily.
payuppsucker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 08:29 AM
  #13
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
Biggus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Naples, Maine
My Boats: 02 Cigarette Mystique T/S
Posts: 6,298
Default

You might want to pull the drive and check to see if there is gear oil in the bellows.
Biggus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 11:41 AM
  #14
Registered
 
waybomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South of the North Pole
My Boats: 1988 Cougar USA1 46', 1987 Carver 36' Mariner, 1964 17' Barron Flatbottom, 1968 15' Glaspar
Posts: 570
Default

What drives are these on?
waybomb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 11:57 AM
  #15
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (5)
 
F-2 Speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest & T-Rock
My Boats: F-2 Speed Racer
Posts: 4,286
Default

Sense your asking what the bottle is for, I would recommend taking it to a marine shop and have them change the oil in the drive, because if its a B-1 the prop has to come off to drain and refill jmo
F-2 Speedy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 12:03 PM
  #16
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Centennial, CO
My Boats: 1998 Formula 280SS
Posts: 498
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkerer View Post
If this is a new to you boat it might be a good time to drain and refill the drive with the proper oil from the manufacturer. I would NOT mix lubes except in emergency and then drain and refill first chance.
+100
glenncal1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 11:31 PM
  #17
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Madison, Ms
My Boats: 2007 Baja 405 Performance
Posts: 764
Default

I don't know about the rest of you but I think it's just there to cause another leak
Mseuro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:52 AM
  #18
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
onesickpantera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Michigan
My Boats: 1999 Pantera 24 Sport
Posts: 4,257
Default

Good advice here. If it were me, I would pull the drive to look for a leak in the bellows, replace the fluid in the drive with QS High-Perf and fill the bottle. I would laso check the gimbal bearing and alignment while the drive is off.
onesickpantera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.