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I have a 1972 888. The lower unit started to leak gear oil

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I have a 1972 888. The lower unit started to leak gear oil out of a small hole on the opposite side of drain plug. What's up.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 2 months ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

That is the drain hole for the shift shaft cavity. The seal around the shift is leaking. # 47 is the shift shaft seal that needs to be replaced.

Is this the area in which the oil is leaking. Red circle?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the answer to your last questions is no. Thank you I can replace that seal
Expert:  Tan replied 2 months ago.

Yes you can replace that seal you will have to remove the lower part of the drive from the upper. Then unscrew the seal retainer.

In relation to the pic I posted where is the leak? Is it near the red circle on the same side of the drive?

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