LOWER UNIT LUBE

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pikepredator2
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2013/10/09 14:47:12 (permalink)

LOWER UNIT LUBE

can somebody tell me, when changing the oil in the lower units of my outboards, I have to start at the bottom port and pump the oil up until it comes out the top port?  I have older outboards and there's about a 10 inch space between ports, so why can't I squeeze the lube in from the top?  if it must be done from the bottom up, where can I find a pump to fit the top of the lube container?  thanks
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    Walleye jigs
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    Re: LOWER UNIT LUBE 2013/10/09 17:35:12 (permalink)
    Because of air pockets not allowing enough oil. Walmart, Kmart,Gander
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    Re: LOWER UNIT LUBE 2013/10/09 20:56:45 (permalink)
    kit is like $5 at walmart and what he said about air pockets.
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    Re: LOWER UNIT LUBE 2013/10/09 21:04:28 (permalink)
    thanks guys. after i posted this i actually sat down and thought about it and pictured the oil going up from the bottom and pushing the air out. and thanks for the pump info.
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    Re: LOWER UNIT LUBE 2013/10/11 18:00:29 (permalink)
    Spinning the prop while filling the oil will help pump out some air pockets.
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