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Charles, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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I am replacing my trim pumps. just got them. SAE J1171 - mercury

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I am replacing my trim pumps. just got them. SAE J1171 - mercury - what fluid should I use?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you.What engine are you working with?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
mercury optimax - 2003 pro xs 250
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok, the fluid that came in them is Mercury Power Steering and Trim fluid. you can pick that up at most any Mercury dealer. The SAE J1171 is just a standard rating meaning that the electrical part is ignition protected and approved for the use in boats.