My port side 120s saildrive
was just replaced this week with a new 130S. The boat is on the hard
. Yesterday I checked the oil
on the newly installed unit and the stick came out dry.
Called the yard today and asked. They said they had filled, but would check it again. I asked what they filled with and they said G5 gear oil
. I asked to speak to the mechanic
. He says it is marked right on the drive.
My understanding is that the drives used to use ATF and Volvo
sent out bulletins recommending 15W40 as of 2010. Is anybody aware of a switch to gear
oil on the latest units? Or should I be planning to change oil on the weekend prior to splashing?