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    Default Gear case lube type?

    Hello,
    Simple question I can't find the answer to, I always get an answer here.
    I just filled my lower unit with fresh gear lube in my 1961 5.5hp Evinrude(5522) with the hi-vis
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    But the back label says for all model made in or after 1973...??
    Now, can I use it or drain it out and replace with another type, and what type?
    thanks in advance!!
    Peter.

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    Default Re: Gear case lube type?

    That oil will be the best oil for that fine 1961 motor !!

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    Default Re: Gear case lube type?

    Quote Originally Posted by racerone View Post
    That oil will be the best oil for that fine 1961 motor !!
    That's Great! Thank you for that confirmation.
    just in the process of changing the impeller and carb kit on the way.
    Cant wait to fire her up!
    cheers!

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    Default Re: Gear case lube type?

    Which begs another question, why would the label indicates otherwise?
    are the gears made different?

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    Default Re: Gear case lube type?

    Just use the HI-VIS !!!---------Lubrication is a subject that is not well understood.-----Not much difference between gears made in 1955 to 1979 for that wonderful motor.----I just put Hi-VIS into a 1965 model like yours with a 1979 powerhead.---Don't worry about the label !!

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    Default Re: Gear case lube type?

    Quote Originally Posted by racerone View Post
    Just use the HI-VIS !!!---------Lubrication is a subject that is not well understood.-----Not much difference between gears made in 1955 to 1979 for that wonderful motor.----I just put Hi-VIS into a 1965 model like yours with a 1979 powerhead.---Don't worry about the label !!
    Got ya, I'm not a bit worry after what you'd confirmed. Just wanted to understand the difference.
    I'll read as much about it as I can.
    Thanks once again

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