Outdrive leak

Discussion in 'Gas Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by Legend13, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Ok Sea Ray boaters. Another situation, had new gimble bearing put in, I use to do this myself got to old anyways. Mechanic put new one in after that had to go back to Boston for summer.( snowbird) Florida 8 months a year, 4 in Boston. Ok, before I left I ran engine with salt away, fog engine, top off all fluids. Came back This Febuary which u all know had a problem with charger still lmao. Now I notice I have oil in my bilge. Told mechanic who put bearing in, he said could be seal on drive shaft. Talked to other mechanics they say he could have broke the plastic fill hose. I thought if that broke oil would leak outside not in the bellows and in the bilge. Any help guys. 1999 Sea Ray Sundancer Bravo 3.
     
  2. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Am I in the right area. Is everyone sleeping
     
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    This has leaked while the boat is not running? Then I think you can rule out the drive seal - when that leaks it fills the bellows with lube that eventually comes into the bulge. Find the gear lube bottle on the engine and check the hose / fitting there (check the cap and rubber seal also, but would only leak from the cap when engine is running), then follow it back to the transom. There is a plastic fitting on the transom assembly that the hose connects to (quick disconnect fitting) that passes through the transom. Check for leaks around that fitting - be gentle with it, if you break that fitting you are in for a world of hurt getting it replaced. It's only $20 part, but it is a real PIA to replace - I have first hand experience with breaking and fixing this.
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Check the level in the outdrive overflow tank... if low, check for oil on the bottom, make sure the hose on the bottom of the tank is tight. Common place to leak.
     
  5. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    The tank had about 1/4 inch down ,was filled, checked fill hose on bottom of tank and followed it all ok.
     
  6. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    I will see if I can find that connection I know if u break it it's a big problem. Also I don't really know if it leaks when running or when not running. All I know at this time is when it ran to clean out salt water and flush engine when I came back there was oil in bilge. So I will check the other stuff and get back.
     
  7. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    601
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I was sleeping.

    Do you have access to check and see if the plastic L fitting going to the outdrive is leaking? I had that issue, and yes, green outdrive fluid was in the bilge.
     
  8. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    No I am going to check it tomorrow
     
  9. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    739
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    No replies in 12 minutes.....
    Are you that impatient?
     
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  10. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    262
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    Historically, yes.
     
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  11. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Time for the popcorn again...last thread was better than the portable gen threads....

    Bennett
     
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  12. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    If it is gear oil:
    plastic res bottle cracked
    hose from bottle to transom fitting
    inputshaft seal and/or yoke (pull drive to check for oil in bellow)
     
  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    tiara in the snow 01.JPG atleastheisstartingtouseenglishandpunctuationMakesiteasiertoread
     
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  14. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    739
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Now THAT'S funny!!!
     
  15. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Ok checked refill cap, bottle ,followed hose couldn't find plastic fitting. So I cleaned oil and some water out of bilge. Then I filled refill bottle going to let it stay for a day and then check bilge. If no oil then I will run it and see what happens. Thanks Bill
     
  16. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    601
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Sooooooooo.............what happend?
     
  17. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Check all no oil but filler was down another 1/2 inch. Filled it again started boat ran it with props going, going to check it again tomorrow.
     

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