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Old 07-20-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
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Traded my motorcycle for a 1989 Maxum 1700 SR. Since I'm extremely new to watercraft, I have some questions. Probably stupid ones by some opinions, but I'd rather be safe than sorry in and out of the water. First, outboard runs well but when I got it home and parked in the drive, my wife noticed bluish oil dripping. I'm assuming it's the premix from when the gentleman who traded with me started it (with a hose attached). He pumped the primer ball quite a few times. Anyway, I'm looking forward to taking the family out on the water soon. I'll be searching these forums for information. Thanks in advance. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437405660.520111.jpg
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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Being that its bluish you are probably correct is some 2 -cycle mix

although you should place a rag under it to see where its dripping from as it may be gear lube from the lower unit.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:30 PM   #3
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I will do that. It only dripped when the motor was up in "towing position" as i would say as a land lover. Lol. When I put it down it quit. Also it isn't hitting the ground in the picture.
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I will do that. It only dripped when the motor was up in "towing position" as i would say as a land lover. Lol. When I put it down it quit. Also it isn't hitting the ground in the picture.
A leaky lower unit would not behave this way. I do not have much experience with O/Bs so hard for me to say.
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Had to pull the lower unit to replace the impeller (see photo) and found it is leaking. There's a boot around the shift shaft there that's split. Leaks when in trailering position. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439220517.052987.jpg
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:21 PM   #6
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Well the impeller definitely needs replacing.

Post back on how it's runs once back together.
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