Hi Sid at SailAway,
I cleaned the gear box with paper until all oil was wiped and made sure no oil in rubber diaphram. I then ran the engine for about an hour at high revs. Once back in the marina and on inspection
, I saw oil at the filler stick and oil running down the leg extraction pipe and at the nut at the bottom of the extraction pipe. There was a small amount already in the grooves of the rubber diaphram.
So I presumed that the oil had leaked whilst running the engine under pressure.
Reverse was only selected to get back into the pen and when going out I went into forwards and took the revs up to 2800. Oil is still clean, not brown or milky.
Dipstick shows oil level at bottom line. ???
PS. Can anyone tell me whether or not the gear box should be filled with auto transmission
fluid or engine oil as I have conflicting reports?