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I just bought a merc outboard.told it was a 9 1/2 h.p I

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I just bought a merc outboard.told it was a 9 1/2 h.p I would like to know h.p size and year serial #is(###) ###-#### Also I can only find drain plug on lower unit where is upper plug to tell how much gear lube is in it
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For the gear case, the vent screw is very small, it is located up near the cavitation late on the case. It is part 38 in the diagram.

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc2/Mercury/9.8/5206550%20AND%20UP/GEAR%20HOUSING%20%28PROPELLER%20SHAFT%29/parts.html

Im looking up the year now.

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From what I can see, the engine is a 1985 9.8HP.

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It holds 3.5 oz of gear oil. One of the small squeeze bottles of gear oil will take care of it.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no thats what I needed to know about it for now hope it starts and runs in late march when I hit the lakes to start fishing

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