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How to change gearbox oil on a seabee tempest outboard motor the gearbox is on the leg made by ocean outboards of southport england what i want to do is drain it then ship it jamaica the gearbox oil is shell dentax 90 as recomended on the top which is a 4 stroke air cooled tacumse lawnmower motor the gearbox has FNR in aluminum casting but has no filler I have been looking for a workshop manual of the tempest but no luck any help would be appreciated regards peter

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  • manxrover Jun 04, 2010

    this could be true the block says aspera motors liec to tecumseh on the block, as a tacumseh its a lav 35 still used in snapper lawnmowers
    may be seabee just made the bottom end and sold it as a tempest the bottom is black top white
    but there is no drain plug at the bottom and only two machine bolts above the gear box caseing 1 inch apart verticaly which is what made me think. may be your suppossed to screw in a grease nipple and pump waterprofgrease in till it comes out the top?
    could send photos

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These I think you will find were made in Yugoslavia by the Tomos company and sold under the "sea Bee " brand in the UK for some reason.
I may be stating the obvious here but usually outboard gearboxes have 2 plugs one top and one bottom. Take out both to drain the oil and then fill from the bottom hole forcing in the oil till it comes out of the top hole, then refit the top plug followed byt the bottom one.

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