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I WAS LOOKING AT A BOAT TODAY TO PURCHASE WHEN WE STARTED IT

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HI, I WAS LOOKING AT A BOAT TODAY TO PURCHASE WHEN WE STARTED IT UP AND PUT INTO GEAR THERE WAS A PING SOUND WHEN PROP STARTED TURNING,AND WHAT FREE PLAY IN/OUY SHOULD THE PROP HAVE . ANY IDEAS THANKS JIM
IT IS A JOHNSON FAST STRIKE 150 (1998)
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 9 months ago.
Hello Jim. My name is***** lower will make noise when putting it in gear as you are moving metal to metal parts. If the rpms are to high the noise will be real loud. Some end play is normal. Check the gear lube if you suspect a lower unit issue. What color is the lube?

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