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vdbgroup posted 04-07-2004 09:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for vdbgroup   Send Email to vdbgroup  
For possible use in my 1981 Johnson V4 90-HP, I bought a quart of [lower unit lubricant by Aqua Lube] at the Houston Boat Show after a demonstration by a manufacturing representative. The properities that this product demonstrated were consistent viscosity and better adherence to gears.

I don't think it will hurt to try it, but I really don't know how to rate it. I certainly won't open up the gearcase just to find out. Was not overpriced and AquaLube makes very good lubricants.

Has anybody tried it? Any comments appreciated.

jimh posted 04-09-2004 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have not tried this product. I have not heard of Aqua Lube. I did a search for them on GOOGLE.COM. The websites found all seemed to be selling the product as a sexual lubricant.

Is you inquiry about this product of a serious nature?

SS17 posted 04-09-2004 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for SS17    
Multi purpose lube? That is versatile stuff. One less product to buy. Can you get it in high performance grade? I hope it doesn't smell like hypoid, though.
Florida15 posted 04-09-2004 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
I'm interested in hearing how the manufacturer's rep. demonstrated it.
CHRISWEIGHT posted 04-09-2004 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for CHRISWEIGHT  Send Email to CHRISWEIGHT     
HMMM a quart should go a long way?
vdbgroup posted 04-11-2004 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
HA! Ha! JimH has a sense of humor!

JimH , in case you were not joking, go back to Google and retry your search.

AquaLube makes very good marine grease for trailer bearings and other parts and also, lower unit gear oil.

I will see if I can find their corporate name, so you can retry your search.

jimh posted 04-12-2004 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
There apparently is also a company called Aqua Lube of Kentucky that makes some marine products, but if they have a web presence it is coming in under the radar at GOGGLE.COM.
vdbgroup posted 04-15-2004 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
Aqualube - Kentucky, that's the one Jimbo. I will get the product info this weekend.

Dick posted 04-15-2004 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
In my allmost 40 years in the marine business I have never heard of Aqua Lube.

As did jimh, I tried a Google search with the same results he had. I did notice one source for Aqua Lube was www.condom.com, this may qualify it for being a lower unit lube.

At the reasonable price for OEM lower unit lube vs the cost of a lower unit re build why buy snake oil?

Dick

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