I was changing out the oil
in my Yanmar 2GM gearbox
and was horrified to see about twice the proper quantity, and a murky light brown colour. We had an incident a few months ago where the poor old tub shipped quite a bit of water
while we were away, and I reckon it's found its way into the transmission
- I guess there is a breather on it somewhere. I can't think of any other way it could have got in there.
I put in new oil
, and plan to renew it a few times over the next month or so. Is there anything else I can do to minimise the corrosion
? I was thinking of doing a longish run so that it warms right up, and leaving the dipstick for a while out so that any residual water
can evaporate out.
Any ideas gratefully received!