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Limestone01
06-01-2013, 02:01 PM
This could very well be a nonsense question but heard from a neighbor today that when you go to refill your v-drive oil it might need to be refilled from the bottom? I wanted to check and make sure before I tore into it. Thanks

jstenger
06-01-2013, 04:37 PM
No. You refill thru the breather on top. The breather is removed with a wrench. Remove the dipstick so that it will vent when filling.

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cornrickey
06-01-2013, 06:29 PM
I just used the dipstick hole.

Limestone01
06-01-2013, 10:03 PM
Thanks I figured as much you would fill through the dipstick hole or that breather but wanted to sure I appreciate it

jstenger
06-02-2013, 10:08 AM
I use the vent because it is a larger hole. A small funnel fits nicely.

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z28ke
06-02-2013, 06:21 PM
I fill through the dipstick hole with a small funnel and a rag around the base to catch what doesn't go down

kaneboats
06-03-2013, 10:33 AM
I just hold the bottle about 2 feet above the dipstick hole and pour it perfectly down through the hole without spilling a drop. ;)

mcdye
06-03-2013, 11:52 AM
I just hold the bottle about 2 feet above the dipstick hole and pour it perfectly down through the hole without spilling a drop. ;)

hummm... that sounds like a "hold my beer and watch this" moment

jzelt
06-03-2013, 02:21 PM
Turkey baster works to refill as well thru dipstick hole.

KSmith
06-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Sounds like your neighbor is thinking about a Mercury Alpha leg, which is filled from the bottom.

jzelt
06-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Sounds like your neighbor is thinking about a Mercury Alpha leg, which is filled from the bottom.

Yeah, I hate that when people get them confused.
I ask the wife if "she raised the prop" after it is on the trailer. She always says yep before I pull the boat out. Our signal to each other that we're ready.

smokedog2
06-09-2013, 07:42 PM
:)
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