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How do I check the oil level in the lower unit of a 70 hp Johnson outboard?

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Remove the bottom drain screw first then place a tube of the proper lower unit oil in it. then remove the top screw and gently squeeze the tube of oil and when full it will slowly come out the top drain hole. when it does replace the lower plug first then the top plug second. make sure the seals are in good shape and plan on changing the oil in the lower unit yearly for proper maintainence. make sure you buy oil designed for your particular type of motor. good luck.

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • das boat May 29, 2010

    sorry that should have been replace the upper plug first then replace the lower plug second. this minimizes the amount of oil that will leak out while your replacing the plugs.

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