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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-13-2013

Oil leak from prop?

I've got a 2013 Evinrude 150hp Etec. It was winterized/fogged at the end of last season. I got it out of storage last week and yesterday I hooked the garden hose to it and started it. It smoked a little like expected, but now today I notice that there's a puddle of oil underneath the motor. It's coming from in between the prop and the housing. So I'm wondering if this is normal on start up after being auto-fogged? Any help is Greatly Appreciated.
Mate
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Re: Oil leak from prop?

Admiral
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Re: Oil leak from prop?

That is just some oil that drips down the exhaust pipe after the motor was winterized which injects extra oil into the motor to prevent rust and corrosion. When you ran it on a hose, the motor was not run hard enough to burn off the excess so some of it came out with the exhaust.

 

No problem. When you take it out on the water and the whole engine warms up under load, the excess oil will be consumed.

 

 

 


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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-13-2013

Re: Oil leak from prop?

Thanks Bill, your answer sure helps to put my mind at ease. I appreciate it.
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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-03-2014

how to flush

was trying to flush motor,took screw out right above propeller,put down,noticed oil coming from plug,need instructins on    to flush motor,and did i unscew something i shouldn't.thougt oil was mixed with gas.explain