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Re: [Michalak] Lower unit gear oil?

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  • Curran Bishop
    No, it s a 58 18 HP. It s been confirmed that it s the pin at the top that I need to align, but I ve put it in gear and rotated the prop to align it and
    Message 1 of 15 , May 31, 2013
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      No, it's a '58 18 HP. It's been confirmed that it's the pin at the top
      that I need to align, but I've put it in gear and rotated the prop to align
      it and can't find where it needs to be. I finally just got it to the
      mechanic so it'll be functional next week for the messabout...


      On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Doug Hall <kicker_fixer@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > hey curran , wait a min. i just saw a e/m from dave gray and said that
      > engine is a 58 5 1/2 if so the powerhead has to come off first to remove
      > the shift linkage & there is a series of parts on that end of the d/s to
      > seal water from getting into the bottom of the c/s .let me know if i can
      > help further . doug h.
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Curran Bishop <curranb79@...>
      > To: Michalak <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:21 PM
      >
      > Subject: Re: [Michalak] Lower unit gear oil?
      >
      >
      > Thanks Doug! That makes perfect sense - don't know why I didn't think to
      > close up the top first.
      >
      > The oil that came out when I changed it looked yellowish and like clean,
      > new oil.
      >
      > I'm thinking I'll actually make the splash down next week at the Rend Lake
      > Messabout and, assuming everything works and floats, I think it will be a
      > great summer! Same to you!
      >
      > On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM, Doug Hall <kicker_fixer@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > **
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > hi,curran when filling the the gear oil the best way is fill from bottom
      > > to top when the oil starts to come out put the top plug back in while
      > > holding the tube in the lower hole , then remove the tube and replace the
      > > lower plug what little oil that leaks out will be plenty for expansion .
      > > remember that lower unit is well cooled . as a side the former owner may
      > > have used Lubriplate oil in the gearcase which is an off white in color
      > > which makes it hard to detect water .[ not my favorite product ] have a
      > > great summer doug h.
      > >
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: Curran Bishop <curranb79@...>
      > > To: Michalak <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:33 PM
      > >
      > > Subject: Re: [Michalak] Lower unit gear oil?
      > >
      > >
      > > Thanks all for the advice - I went with the walmart 80w90; I'm delighted
      > to
      > > report that when I drained the old gear oil there were no
      > > metal particles and no whiteness or creaminess to the color--in fact it
      > > looked new (which makes me wonder if the previous owner changed it before
      > > storage [he told me that when he put it into storage he didn't realize he
      > > would not be using it for a while and hadn't taken precautions...] or if
      > he
      > > changed it before selling it...)
      > >
      > > So naturally my next question: the manual says to fill the bottom hole
      > > until lube comes out the top hole, then drain about an ounce to allow for
      > > oil expansion, and put the bottom screw back in--when I pulled out the
      > oil
      > > bottle nozzle with the drain plug screw ready and quickly inserted and
      > > screwed it shut I would estimate that quite a bit more than an ounce of
      > oil
      > > leaked out, and I can't picture how you'd avoid this. Do I need to top
      > off
      > > the top hole?
      > >
      > > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Martin Houston <mtnridr13@...>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > > **
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I think you will be fine. Gear cases don't vary that much. As long as
      > > it's
      > > > outboard gear oil. I think changing it out often is the most important.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ________________________________
      > > > From: Curran Bishop <curranb79@...>
      > > > To: Michalak <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 7:59 AM
      > > > Subject: Re: [Michalak] Lower unit gear oil?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Thanks Joe!
      > > >
      > > > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Joseph Stromski
      > > > <j.stromski@...>wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > **
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > I have no idea if I'm doing the right thing but.....I use Walmart's
      > > > > synthetic
      > > > > 80w90 gear lube in my '64 Johnson 18hp. The lower unit leaks enough
      > > water
      > > > > that
      > > > > the lube turns milky after a half-dozen uses and I'm changing the
      > lube
      > > > out
      > > > > pretty often anyhow because of that. Hence my use of the cheap lube.
      > > I'd
      > > > > think
      > > > > that as long as you have the correct level of the correct viscosity
      > > lube
      > > > > you'd
      > > > > be fine, but as always, YMMV.
      > > > > Best,
      > > > > Joe
      > > > >
      > > > > ________________________________
      > > > > From: Curran Bishop <curranb79@...>
      > > > > To: Michalak <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Sent: Thu, May 16, 2013 10:28:10 PM
      > > > > Subject: [Michalak] Lower unit gear oil?
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > I'm trying to change the lower unit oil and the manual specifies OMC
      > > > > Premium Blend Gearcase Lubricant (part No. 172820) - but I can't find
      > > > that
      > > > > anywhere at any price (I can find it, but with a different part
      > number
      > > > that
      > > > > says it's for models from 1962-72--mine's a '57).
      > > > >
      > > > > I can find "Premium Lower Unit Gear Lube by Sierra":
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > http://www.wholesalemarine.com/pc/SIE-18-9600-2/110005102/Gear+Lube/Premium+Lower+Unit+Gear+Lube+by+Sierra.html
      > > > >
      > > > > which sounds like the same thing, but says that it replaces "OMC
      > > > > (System
      > > > > Matched) Hi-Vis Lubricant."
      > > > >
      > > > > Do any of you that have refurbed, old engines know if this is what
      > I'm
      > > > > needing? Is OMC 172820 a " GL-5 class lubricant"?
      > > > >
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      > > > >
      > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > Curran Bishop
      > > > 1005 W. Willow St.
      > > > Carbondale, IL 62901
      > > > phone: 70.pastor.10 or 618.305.5725
      > > > http://thebishopspulpit.blogspot.com
      > > >
      > > > " 'Round our boat be God's aboutness,
      > > > 'er we try the depth of sea,
      > > > egg-shell frail for all her stoutness
      > > > unless Thou her helmsman be."
      > > > -- Old Scottish Prayer
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      > > Curran Bishop
      > > 1005 W. Willow St.
      > > Carbondale, IL 62901
      > > phone: 70.pastor.10 or 618.305.5725
      > > http://thebishopspulpit.blogspot.com
      > >
      > > " 'Round our boat be God's aboutness,
      > > 'er we try the depth of sea,
      > > egg-shell frail for all her stoutness
      > > unless Thou her helmsman be."
      > > -- Old Scottish Prayer
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      > Curran Bishop
      > 1005 W. Willow St.
      > Carbondale, IL 62901
      > phone: 70.pastor.10 or 618.305.5725
      > http://thebishopspulpit.blogspot.com
      >
      > " 'Round our boat be God's aboutness,
      > 'er we try the depth of sea,
      > egg-shell frail for all her stoutness
      > unless Thou her helmsman be."
      > -- Old Scottish Prayer
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      --
      Curran Bishop
      1005 W. Willow St.
      Carbondale, IL 62901
      phone: 70.pastor.10 or 618.305.5725
      http://thebishopspulpit.blogspot.com

      " 'Round our boat be God's aboutness,
      'er we try the depth of sea,
      egg-shell frail for all her stoutness
      unless Thou her helmsman be."
      -- Old Scottish Prayer


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