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midex717

Kicker question

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Hopefully one of the mechanics can chime in on this one. I have a Merc 9.9 pro kicker that I use for trolling. Tonight we fished running the kicker for about 4 hours or so. Towards the end of the evening we noticed that there was a oil streak on the water's surface, and when rpms were increased, it was blowing blue smoke. Not a huge amount of smoke, but it was noticable. I shut it down, and checked the oil level which was good, and noticed that there was some oil that had blown around inside the cowling. I changed the oil last fall when I winterized the motor.

Would overserviceing of the oil cause this? Maybe I put a bit too much oil in it after I changed it.

Thank you in advance for any input.

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Thank you very much! I'm going to drain some oil to bring the level down, and go run around with the kicker, and see if the same thing happens.

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4 strokes that are run at low speeds tend to run a little cool.

That'll will get condensation in the oil thus a higher oil level.

Don't overfill and check the oil level every time out.

If the level gets high I'd opt for changing the oil rather then draining some off.

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Thank you! I thought the same thing, as long as I'm draining some oil I may as well change it, and start over. Is there a fast way of cleaning the oil out of inside of the cowling without damaging any components?

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