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Greenish blue fluid on transon
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posted 03-24-2003 11:34 AM ET (US)
Used my new Montauk yesterday for the first time. Awesome boat! The boat's ride exceeded my expectations in every way. When I got home, I notice about an ounce or two of a greenish blue fluid inside the splash well and on the inside portion of the transon. The fluid had to of come out on the ride home. The motor was tilted up during the trip. Does anyone know if this is normal and what the fluid was? The dealer is closed today so I can't call them yet.
posted 03-24-2003 12:01 PM ET (US)
From your description, I'd guess outboard oil.(mercury?) Some engines have a small reserve tank under the cowling you might want to see if the cap is tight, split/loose hose, etc?
posted 03-24-2003 01:25 PM ET (US)
I would agree with aubv. I've spilled a small amount of 2 stroke oil when filling my under cowling oil tank. After tilting my engine up for trailering, the result was the fluid in the splash well as you described.
posted 03-24-2003 02:48 PM ET (US)
Oil! Possible the cap is not on tight enough or some slight spillage that occured when filling the unit that finally made its wasy south. No big deal Just wipe it off and go on w/ life. Sometimes over filling the resvoir (sp) can have that effect
posted 03-24-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)
On my yamaha the sending unit on the resevoir bottle leaked. Nothing a wire tie could'nt handle. It could have also been the carbs leaking fuel when tilted(most do), did it smell like gas?
posted 03-24-2003 03:30 PM ET (US)
Come to think of it, the tank was mixed with oil (50:1) since the Mercury book said to mix oil into the first tank of gas. Perhaps is was gas discolored by the oil. The thing that was most confusing was that it did not happen the first time trailering the boat (home from dealer). The oil wasn't mixed in yet and if gas did spill, I probably would not have even seen it! Do most Carbed engines leak a little fuel when tipped up?
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