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I have a Mercury Verado 250 HP 2005. The problem is an oil loss. The only thing i am sure of it is engine oil and despite it was verified by Mercury dealer twice, they didn't find where it con

I have seen twice a Mercury's dealer.

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I have eight L6 verados and have a combined total of over 12,000 hours on them. In the absence of the usual possible external fitting leaks and such, there are three major areas to examine for oil loss:
1- Burning the oil. Do you notice blue or grey smoke while the engine is running? Usually this is a slow method of oil loss.
2. Oil loss through the main engine oil seals. Do you notice oil on top the motor around the flywheel, alternator, and starter? There are also seals on the bottom but in my experience, the top seal is most prone to leaking.
3. Oil loss around the drive shaft seals leading down to the lower unit. Do you pull the boat out of the water onto a trailer? If you do, when you load onto the trailer,look at the flange over the prop on the lower unit after running the engine and tilting the motor straight up and down. If you notice oil dripping (especially while it is still hot) onto that flange coming from around the bottom of the chaps on the lower unit, it is probably the seals around the drive shaft.

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How many miles are on the car. it is normal for a care with a 100k or more to use a qt of oil about every 1500 to 2000 miles if you keep your foot in it. read your owners manual about how often you should check your oil. it is more often than you would think. think about using an oil additive that helps reduce oil consumption.

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