Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Ufatz

Leaking oil

Recommended Posts

Family member has new Lund,  about 25 hours on it, powered by 150 Merc. The other day they noticed when motor tipped up it dripping some oil,  not a lot, but enough to make them nervous.  Outfit is back at dealers now.  I'm suggesting it is a seal or gasket and nothing serious.

What do you folks think? Nephew not all that familiar with boats and motors so I thought I'd look for possible solutions.  It is probably going to wait quite a while for service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be dripping from oil reservoir under hood . I have an optimal that will leak if oil cap is loose but that causes an alarm to sound when starting 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, RebelSS said:

It it's at the dealers, why all the conjecture? Foolish. You'll find out out soon enough.

Oh, so no Wingnut here? :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when I first seen the title to this I thought mike 89 was talkin about his Harley!!!!!!!!!:crazy::P:grin:

 

oh and do you 2 need to have a group hug!!!!!!!!:grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ain't gonna be no huggy-snuggy krap here! That's on anudder thread, where ANYTHING goes! I think Nugent wrote a song about it...Free-for-all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, smurfy said:

when I first seen   saw the title to this I thought mike 89 was talkin about his Harley!!!!!!!!!:crazy::P:grin:

 

oh and do you 2 need to have a group hug!!!!!!!!:grin:

Saw. when I first saw.  Thought I would fix that before eyeguy54 came by! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, smurfy said:

when I first seen the title to this I thought mike 89 was talkin about his Harley!!!!!!!!!:crazy::P:grin:

 

in your dreams dude!!!!!!!:whistle:

Edited by Mike89

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/6/2017 at 7:05 PM, leech~~ said:

Preliminary report is that a leak has developed between the powerhead and the sump? Makes no sense to me but then I am not familiar with that engine either. The reason I posted in the first place was the thread might help a fellow member with a similar problem. Dealer has sent photos etc. to the powers above to learn next move.

I understand power head and sump...but not in context of a Mercury outboard. :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh boy, that's not good....sorry to hear that.  If it was me, I'd push for possibly another new engine, rather than start (maybe) pulling powerhead, gaskets, drive seals, etc. on a brand new engine and dickering around to find the source. Some 150 Verado's had that prob a while back, with a valve knocking pressure in sump too high, blowing shaft seals out. Hope it's something else; good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

very weird.... Ufatz quotes Leech at 7:05 pm on 9/6 as saying something about the sump,

On 9/6/2017 at 7:05 PM, leech~~ said:

Preliminary report is that a leak has developed between the powerhead and the sump? Makes no sense to me but then I am not familiar with that engine either. The reason I posted in the first place was the thread might help a fellow member with a similar problem. Dealer has sent photos etc. to the powers above to learn next move.

I understand power head and sump...but not in context of a Mercury outboard. :)

while the actual post from leech at that same time and date says (as of right now)

On 9/6/2017 at 7:05 PM, leech~~ said:

Oh, so no Wingnut here? :(

(cue twilight zone theme)  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe RebellSS is correct and that is the course the kids will pursue.  This is a brand new boat with minimal hours on it.

And, as a snide aside, it's biggest problem is that it is a Mercury.

Yamaha. Honda.Suzuki.....for many years in AK with very few if any problems,  and this was out in the land where you just could not afford problems!!   Ha Ha Ha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/9/2017 at 2:59 PM, delcecchi said:

very weird.... Ufatz quotes Leech at 7:05 pm on 9/6 as saying something about the sump,

while the actual post from leech at that same time and date says (as of right now)

(cue twilight zone theme)  

Holy-e-craap Del I thought that I had lost my mind too!  But, it looks like it was Ufatz that fat fingered something? :crazy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Holy-e-craap Del I thought that I had lost my mind too!  But, it looks like it was Ufatz that fat fingered something? :crazy:

I can't imagine what happened.  So was it something with the sump?  Or is the wingnut loose?  

Getting a new replacement motor seems unlikely to me, BTW.  No matter who made the motor, unless the dealer really stands up. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/6/2017 at 7:57 AM, Ufatz said:

I'm going to pay all costs for my Nephew not covered under warranty to get his boat back in the water, because I have lots of cash anyway and am a great uncle! :)

 

Yes you are!! ;)

Edited by leech~~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay fellas,  it is NOT funny to post a note under another members name!  I don't know where the above quote about "paying all costs etc.."...came from and while it might be cute it is not my post.

Let's not do that any more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Ufatz said:

Okay fellas,  it is NOT funny to post a note under another members name!  I don't know where the above quote about "paying all costs etc.."...came from and while it might be cute it is not my post.

Let's not do that any more.

ikr! suks when folks do that! :whistle:

On 9/9/2017 at 9:49 AM, Ufatz said:

.

On 9/6/2017 at 7:05 PM, leech~~ said:

Preliminary report is that a leak has developed between the powerhead and the sump? Makes no sense to me but then I am not familiar with that engine either. The reason I posted in the first place was the thread might help a fellow member with a similar problem. Dealer has sent photos etc. to the powers above to learn next move.

I understand power head and sump...but not in context of a Mercury outboard. :)

Edited by leech~~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/9/2017 at 7:48 PM, Ufatz said:

I believe RebellSS is correct and that is the course the kids will pursue.  This is a brand new boat with minimal hours on it.

And, as a snide aside, it's biggest problem is that it is a Mercury.

Yamaha. Honda.Suzuki.....for many years in AK with very few if any problems,  and this was out in the land where you just could not afford problems!!   Ha Ha Ha.

Ya, I'll agree with the last line....:D  Hope it all works out well, Ufatz.  Keep us informed....!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ufatz said:

Okay fellas,  it is NOT funny to post a note under another members name!  I don't know where the above quote about "paying all costs etc.."...came from and while it might be cute it is not my post.

Let's not do that any more.

 

joke.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you guys need to relax.....

I dont believe anyone modified ufatz post

What I think happened is Ufatz clicked on an old post of leeches that was posted on "09/05 @ 7:05pm"  to quote, deleted the txt of leeches original post that was quoted and then typed a a new response in the quote.....

 

the other one by leech is one that was fubarred and taken out of the original context

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Last Thursday on a visit to my sister in Rock Rapids IA, we made a circuit through the Island Park there.  At the low dam just past the former railroad bridge which is now a walking path we saw a group of grackles fishing at the edge of the white water where it ran against the rocks at the shore line.  There probably were a dozen or so all told moving back and forth and some on the rocks at the other shore line.  In something like half an hour or less we saw various of the birds bring out minnows and eat them on the shore to a total of at least 8.  They also contested for the better fishing spots and tried to horn in on other birds' catches;   they would fly out to quite a bit up on shore with a catch to eat it there. I never expected to see grackles fishing.  I never heard of that before, but then it wouldn't be the first time I didn't know about something relatively common.
    • I've seen deer there, too.  I go by there on my way to work about 3:30 am S S & M.
    • Now they're gobbling...  seem to be getting a little closer.
    • Very quiet so far.  Maybe one distant gobble on the roost but couldn't tell for sure. At least the mosquitos seem to have calmed down in the last 10 minutes some. 
    • Brotha’ you got that right.   Actually I’m cooking hobos over the campfire in Ely right now.  Not a bad second fiddle.   I won’t be a cooking hobo in a blind this weekend. 
    • Hey, it happens.  Think I'm tilling the garden tonight and will chase turkeys in the morning.
    • I did 5/16" cedar and installed tight. Is there any finish on the cedar?
    • I gave it my last shot of the year this morning and I juked and the turkeys jived.  They have been rolling through the same spot for the last couple mornings and unfortunately went a different direction this morning.     That's it for me! Unfortunately I have obligations until the season is done now. Morgan, Logan, and I all finished with unpunched tags. Darn pea-brained birds won this time.
    • NORTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Arrowhead Lake
      Bluegill - Fair: As water continues to warm, look for bluegill nest colonies along the west and east shorelines; the highest concentration are likely in the southern end of the lake. Use a small tube jig tipped with a piece of crawler. Black Hawk Lake
      Water temperatures are around 70 degrees. Water clarity is 5-6 feet. Bluegill - Fair: Fish for bluegill just about anywhere along the shoreline. The fish average 7-8 inches. Use a small hair or tube jig with a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber off the floating fishing pier, the west stone pier, and the inlet bridge. Look for bluegills to start moving closer to shore, sitting on nests; you can easily target the males. Walleye - Fair: Anglers are picking up walleye from shore and by boat. Town Bay, the shoreline along Ice House Point, and near the inlet bridge are producing fish. Use leeches fished under a bobber and twisters on the downwind shoreline where walleye are feeding. Black Crappie - Slow: Anglers are still picking up fish from Ice House Point, the floating dock, the stone piers, and the inlet bridge. Catch fish up to 11 inches with crawlers and leeches fished under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Good: Catch largemouth all over the lake using the traditional bass lures. Many anglers have found good bass action at the Ice House Point, the east shoreline,and the lake side of the inlet bridge.  Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
      Water clarity is 3-4 feet. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye - Fair: Much of the walleye action has shifted to the boat anglers. Boat anglers are doing well trolling shad raps or ripple shads or drifting crawler harnesses on the edges of the dredge cuts around the lake in about 8 feet of water. Black Crappie - Fair: Anglers are picking up suspended crappie out mid-lake in the dredge cuts while fishing for walleye. White Bass - Fair: Use crankbaits; most action has been from boat while fishing dredge cuts.  Swan Lake
      Water temperature is around 70 degrees. Water clarity is 3 feet. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small jig tipped with crawler along the dam and off the jetties. Most of the fish are 6-7 inches. Look for fish to move closer to shore and the males sitting on nests. Yellow Smoke Park Lake
      Bluegill - Fair: Find bluegill spawning in the arm north of the swim beach and in the coves along the south shore. Yellow Smoke is known for its big bluegill consistently reaching 9 inches or more.  Water temperatures in Black Hawk District lakes are around 70 degrees. Bluegill are starting to move close to shore in many lakes and ponds. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. Clear Lake
      Surface water temperature is 67 degrees. Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are biting. Use a small jig or a minnow in the rush beds and areas with vegetation. Walleye - Good: Try a slip bobber and leeches fished in the rocky reefs. Yellow Bass - Fair: Yellows bass are on the rocky areas to spawn. Use a small jig in the early morning. Channel Catfish - Fair: With recent rains, any spot where water is entering the lake is worth trying for catfish. Fish a dead chub or crawlers on the bottom. The best bite is late evening.  Crystal Lake
      Channel Catfish - Fair: Use nightcrawlers fished from shore. Walleye – Slow. Black Bullhead - Fair: Try nightcrawlers fished from shore. Bluegill – Slow: Bluegill are biting. Use a small piece of crawler and a bobber in 2 to 3 feet of water.  Lake Smith
      Largemouth Bass - Good: Largemouth bass are biting on a variety of baits. Bluegill – Fair. Rice Lake
      Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass are biting on plastic baits. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small piece of crawler and a bobber in the edge of the vegetation.  Silver Lake (Worth)
      Largemouth Bass - Good: Largemouth bass are biting on plastic baits. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small piece of crawler and a bobber in 2 to 3 feet of water.  For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.  Center Lake
      Black Crappie - Fair: Cast mini jigs in shallow water wood habitat.  East Okoboji Lake
      Channel Catfish - Good: Use traditional baits in the evening. Black Crappie - Fair: Anglers report a panfish bite of bluegill and crappie from docks; sorting is needed. Walleye - Good: Report of anglers catching fish from the south end; best bite during the evening hours.  Five Island Lake
      Channel Catfish - Good: Use traditional baits during evening hours. Walleye - Fair: Action is picking up with numbers of angler acceptable size and larger being caught.  Lost Island Lake
      Walleye - Good: Walleye are being caught close to shore. Try fishing from a dock or wader fishing after dark. Black Crappie - Good: Reports of crappie and yellow perch being caught. Yellow Bass - Fair: Report of yellow bass being caught. Use small lures such as a twister tail or hair jigs.  Silver Lake (Palo Alto)
      Walleye - Fair: Report of large fish being caught during the late evening hours. Cast a white twister for the best action. Black Bullhead - Good: Good action reported of angler acceptable sized fish. Yellow Perch - Fair: Some activity reported.  Spirit Lake
      Marble Beach campground, including the boat ramp, is closed for the season for renovation. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Use a jig tipped with a minnow in shallow rock structures. Action is best during sunny, calm days. Black Crappie - Good: Fish the bulrush on the lake for spawning crappie. Cast a mini-jig and swim the bait slowly back to the boat to find active fish. Walleye - Good: Best action is during the night off the docks. Fish leeches under a bobber or cast a twister tail. Black Bullhead - Good: The bite has slowed at the north grade; persistence will be rewarded with good numbers of fish caught. Fish traditional baits on the bottom. Trumbull Lake
      Northern Pike - Fair: Use casting spoons below the spillway.  West Okoboji Lake
      Bluegill - Good: Wooden docks in deeper water and new aquatic growth will produce good numbers of angler acceptable sized fish.  For more information throughout the week, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.