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I have a 9.9 1993 4 stroke Yamaha outboard long shaft that leaks a small amount of oil out the 1/8 inch hole in the back of the motor, even when not running. It overheated once and I had the impeller replaced and it started leaking after that. The motor runs good and has less than 50 hours on it. It is a T9.9 EXHR, sn-785926.

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On the tachometer back you have secured a wire thread just like the one from the brakes of a bicycle. The other end of the wire is secure to the engine. This wire complete, need to be replaced.

As a test first disconnect it from the tachometer and see if ok if not then the problem is with tachometer.

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the problem should be from the oil seal, the oil seal must have slacked or worn out, so it cannot withhold the oil and that's why it is dripping.

Trace where the oil is dripping from, loose that part and you will see what's making it leak, seal that area/part up or replace whatsoever oil seal that is slack or that is making it leak.

You might be needing the help of a repair man if you don't know how to come about this.

Good luck.

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SOURCE: Johnson 235HP Outboard - oil leaking from bottom leg - dark black so picking it is the two stroke oil

most 2 stroke motors will not burn all the oil in the mix and that unburned oil coats the exhaust leg and leaks out the thru hub exhaust and parting line of the lower to the housing. so keep some windex handy and clean it up.

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