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  1. #1
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    Default "hi all-- I have a 1998 4.

    "hi all--
    I have a 1998 4.3l w/an aplha1 and the stern drive leaking lube out the vent hole. I have replaced the gasket and the plug. The seat appears clean, and I have scraped it down lightly with a small flathead screw driver. The plug tightens up well. The boat is winterized, covered, and sitting outside in the not too bad but still cold NC winter. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    --chris"

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    Default Welcome Chris: You may have

    Welcome Chris:

    You may have an old "gray" gasket stuck in the screw seat of the OD. Take a box cutter or small sharp pointed object and carefully probe the outside edge of the gasket seat to remove old material. The gaskets are tough so don't be afraid to cut into the gasket. We've all had your problem.
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default Guy-- Thanks for your advi

    Guy--
    Thanks for your advice. After alot of scraping i have finally gotten the leak to stop. I finally got to look really good at it in the light and saw that the entire seat was cover in black paint and gook. I scraped it down to the bare metal and finally got it to stop. Thanks again for the advice!

    --chris

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    Default "Great Chris; happy boating!<[

    "Great Chris; happy boating!"
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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