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just got boat from storage and cleaned dust off. I did'nt notice any oil on lower unit but has been sitting in my garage for 3 days now and discovered oil is leaking from prop area. Removed prop and cleaned of oil and there is a small area of oil again one day later. Is the seal leaking or is that something that happens until that seal gets hot again. I drained lower unit and put in new oil before i stored it. motor is 82 evinrude. any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

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I would say that a seal went bad over the winter. Call your local dealer before the fishing season heats up! See what they have to say. I have never seen oil drip from the lower unit with the motor out of the water.

Usually I notice water in the lower unit oil when I drain it, and then it is obvious that the seals leak. Did you ever notice water in the oil when you drained it last fall?

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If you had your engine fogged it could be oil comming out of the exhaust. the best way to be sure your seals are not leaking is to pressure test it, you might be able to borrow a pressure gauge from your local marine mechanic, just screw it in one of the plugs on the lower unit pump it up and let it sit for a few minutes and see if the needle on the gauge goes down. Good luck

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