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    250 ProXS Oil Leak?

    I found this in my garage yesterday. The boat ran fine last time I was out, and I haven't hit anything that I'm aware of... Any ideas? I've already emailed my dealer to get it into the shop but just want to see what the consensus is.

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    Sorry the image is on it's side... it's oil leaking from the water intake on the lower unit. I'll post the serial number when I get home. Don't have access to it at the moment, but it's a 2019 250 Pro XS
    Last edited by bdubz0r; 09-09-2019 at 12:16 PM.
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    Also, I pulled the cowling and no sign of oil anywhere on the inside. I also checked the level and it seemed to be OK, but I'm not 100% sure why they went with a dipstick with yellow balls on it for level indications...
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    Just learned from my dealer that the lower unit fluid in these mercs is brown. I was accustomed to the blue/grey that was in my old Evinrude. Apparently I have a leaking lower unit. Hopefully that's covered under warranty...
    2019 Ranger Z520C
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    Twin 8' Powerpole Blades
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    If it's a defect, it's covered during the warranty period. Possibly a driveshaft seal...

    Be sure to update with Serial Number and information on what was done to rectify the problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdubz0r View Post
    Just learned from my dealer that the lower unit fluid in these mercs is brown. I was accustomed to the blue/grey that was in my old Evinrude. Apparently I have a leaking lower unit. Hopefully that's covered under warranty...
    Engine oil is brown and Lower Unit Oil should have a blue tint.