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Beaner posted 03-24-2003 11:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for Beaner   Send Email to Beaner  
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.
aubv posted 03-24-2003 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

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?

Matthew posted 03-24-2003 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     

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.


witsendfl posted 03-24-2003 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
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

witsendfl JimK

Bigshot posted 03-24-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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?
Beaner posted 03-24-2003 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

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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