Re: C-Drive vs Linecutter
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Tim, I agree with Bill. Not sure of the core foundational construction of the c-drive but I would bet a dollar that for that drain port the seal is the o-ring. I would replace the o-ring and liberally goop the nut with sealant. The most likely source of water in the oil is the shaft seals.... especially if they are old. I change mine every haul out(2-3 years) as the previous owners coached me to do and have not had any issues.
It is fairly simple to do just be patient, clean the area and don't force anything.
I used the heavy weight oil last time with no problems.
My SM is an early model but has the late model c-drive (and TMD-22) thanks to previous owner repower at La Rochelle in 2002....so it should be the same as yours.
SV Annie SM37
still floating in Brunswick GA
On Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 10:41 PM Tim Melbourne <tim@...> wrote:
Here's a related problem- either a crack or deep scratch along the surface that seats the V-plug O-ring (see attached photo).