how do I fix this?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Alex4188, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Alex4188

    Alex4188 I Love microskiff.com!

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    After a trip out last week I noticed some oil/exhaust looking mixture dripping down my prop, didn't look too alarming though. Took the boat out Saturday and washed her up when I got home and then this is what I found this morning. Blown lower seal? how do I fix this, any pointers or info would be a big help! thanks guys. the oil is not coming from that bolt, it is coming from behind the prop.
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  2. Brett

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    Wrong color to be a leaking lower unit.
    What you see is leftover unburnt fuel/oil mixed with burnt fuel/oil (carbon).
    Caused by an old tech 2 stroke running at low rpms ( like when rinsing the outboard)
     

  3. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    What he said!!!!

    Check your plugs....
     
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Its more than likely what Brett said, but... it very well could be a bad propshaft seal and that" could be" just some jet black gear oil. Yamahas arent known for being as in efficient with wasting fuel/oil mix as mercs and omc's
     
  5. Alex4188

    Alex4188 I Love microskiff.com!

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    thanks guys, now that I think about it You hit the nail right on the head, I was trimmed up pretty high (1' of water) at idle speed most of the day. I made several location changes through out the day but only a few hundred yards at a time at idle speed and idled backs to the dock with the motor tilted up pretty high for about 2 miles. I'll do a lower unit gear oil change any way its probably due for one and change out the plug... thanks a lot guys!