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Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Color of fresh lu oil

I just looked at my oil from the lu.its very dark. No water tho.  Only a few grains on the upper magnet. Is the normal color dark green maybe.  It that the color of fresh Evinrude lu oil. The stuff that they ship with new units. Just a couple tsp flowed out the bottom. I just wanted to take a look after it’s first full season. Every thing seems fine. I’m curious about the color. Thanks

Admiral
Posts: 8,402
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

It is normal for the oil to turn darkish with use.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

Also is it a good idea to put some anti seize on the threads on the plug ?  The stuff that I have is a silver aluminum looking stuff. Made by permeated. Will that create corrosion? Thanks.

Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

Made by permatex.

Admiral
Posts: 8,402
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

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Using an anti-seize on aluminum is a crap-shoot. Often they contain copper or graphite which can cause corrosion of the dissimilar metals - steel plug threads and aluminum engine block.

 

Here are the procedures for intalling new plugs in your motor from the factory service  manual:

 

Installation
Set spark plug gap on new, replacement spark
plugs.


Apply Triple-Guard grease to the gasket surface
of the spark plug.


Use a spark plug socket to install spark plug hand
tight. Make sure the gasket of the spark plug is
contacting the cylinder head.

 


Apply Dielectric Grease, P/N 503243 to the ribbed
portion of the spark plug ceramic and to the opening
of the spark plug cover to prevent corrosion.
Install the spark plug leads onto the spark plugs.

 

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

Bill I was referring to the lower unit fill screws, upper and lower.

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Admiral
Posts: 8,402
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Color of fresh lu oil

 

 

There is no reason to put anti-seize on the gearcase fill and drain screws as the threads are exposed to oil and not subject to salt water. 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.