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fishingguy

Tilt and trim leaking fluid.....bad

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Was out fishing yeterday and had trouble putting my late 80's 70hp rvirude down. So ended up limping back to the landing. Got home and checked fluid level. Was low so I added more, and watched it run out as fast as I could fill it.

Can't see where it is leaking from. Somewhere between the motor mount and the transom is all I can see. My guess is there is some type of overload pressure plug, or a hose or fitting leaking/broken. Anyone run into this before? Taking it in to have looked at tomorrow. Just wondering what to expect? Possible cause? Cost? Ect....

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It could be as simple as a o-ring or seal (hopefully!) If that's the case it'll just depend on the shop's labor rate as parts should be pretty cheap.

marine_man

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So you're saying that its running out as you are putting it in? And you're not running the system, right? Then I'd say the reservior o ring is shot, or the reservior maybe cracked or loose.

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boatfixer, that is correct! As I tried to fill the unit, it ran out as fast as I poured it in. I can't see where it is leaking either.

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It could be as simple as a o-ring or seal (hopefully!) If that's the case it'll just depend on the shop's labor rate as parts should be pretty cheap.

marine_man

Good call, marine man. Got word from the shop yesterday. Water in the tilt and trim system blew out a seal. Putting in a new seal kit and it should be good to go. Should be back on the water mid week!

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