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Old 11-20-2020, 01:04 PM
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Default Thoughts on photo of lower unit gear lube after 100 hours?

Below is a photo of a sample of my lower unit gear lubricant (West Marine Synthetic Blend) after 100 hours. It does appear a little cloudier than when it was new, but it doesn't appear to me to have water in it. Thoughts?

I will be draining it all out and replacing it, but based on the appearance, I am not planning on replacing the seals.


West Marine Synthetic Blend Lower Unit Lube with 100 hours
Old 11-20-2020, 01:10 PM
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That looks pretty good to me
Old 11-20-2020, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 757Southpaw View Post
That looks pretty good to me
Yup...no worries there...
Old 11-20-2020, 03:43 PM
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Looks minty to me; could almost be tempted to dip a lamb chop in it.
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So like 2 weeks? Looks fine to me.
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Originally Posted by Captain Salt View Post
Looks minty to me; could almost be tempted to dip a lamb chop in it.
Ha ha. I didn't even think of that. It does look like the jelly that I had on lamb chops years ago.
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Looks fine to me.
Old 11-21-2020, 06:43 AM
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The darker areas would concern me. Might want to send it out for analysis...J/K
Looks great!
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It is blue when new , the color change indicates moisture!!

JK , looks fine.

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