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Water in flywheel compartment. Is there a drain hole?

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Water in flywheel compartment ...

Water in flywheel compartment

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Is there a drain hole? Causing rust.

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90 horse Honda 05

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Boat
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I drill a hole in the low area below starter should I grease it.
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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H​ello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote, is this a BF90 outboard or is this one of the jetskis?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No 90 horse outboard
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago

There isn't any kind of drain hole that would leak. Have you looked for the leak yourself yet?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago

W​hat kinds of questions did you have for me?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Wrong no.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago

I am not able to do a phone call at this time. What kinds of questions did you have on the issue?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago

I am not able to do a phone call at this time. What kinds of questions did you have on the issue?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Water in low area below starter. Rusted starter gear and flywheel. Should I drill a hole in low area below starter. Should I grease it ?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Standing water below starter. Rusted starter gear and flywheel. Should I drill a drain hole in low area? Should I grease it?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This is the wrong no. Call.(###) ###-####
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 8 months ago
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H​I, look very carefully at the seal at the bottom of the cowl. This is usually the place they start to leak. If you see a cut or low spot in the seal where water may be entering, you will need to replace the seal. You should also periodically spray down the engine with a light coat of WD 40, this will prevent rust from forming and help draw water away from the electrical connections, this should be done about every 10 hours in salt water.

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