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Name:   Son of a Sailor - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/18/2012 10:50:39 AM

I tried getting my pontoon boat out this weekend. When trying to crank, the alarm sound came on warning me of low 2 cycle oil. I put in about a quart only to see the oil dripping out into the lake. The motor turned over and I cranked it for about 10 seconds, but it smoked a lot, so I just cut it off. This past winter was not too cold and I made sure all the water drained out when putting it up for the winter. Has anyone ever heard of this? I am hoping it is a seal or something concerning the oil injection. Does anyone know how to get it touch with a good honest mechanic to come out to my boat house and take a look? Please help! Thank you.



Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/18/2012 5:04:20 PM

What part of the Lake are you on?



Name:   oneshot - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/18/2012 8:00:47 PM


He`s on Logan Martin, Steve....



Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/19/2012 11:11:42 AM

Oh



Name:   Son of a Sailor - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/19/2012 2:57:06 PM

I am on Logan Martin near Clear Creek. Please let me know if you can help me or refer me to someone who can. Thank you.



Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/19/2012 3:17:54 PM

I will gladely help you, but I would need the boat.  We are located in Dadeville at Lake Martin.  I'm not sure just how far away you are.  I have several customers on your lake, and I don't know who to send you to.  If you wanna come here I will surely take care of you. 

Steve
www.cathousemarine.com



Name:   Son of a Sailor - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/19/2012 4:13:12 PM

I do not have a trailer. Could you come to me or refer me to someone on Logan Martin?



Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/19/2012 4:15:09 PM

If there is any way you can take it to Steve's shop, do it. You will find it was well worth the trip.



Name:   Kizma Anuice - Email Member
Subject:   Mercury 40 hp Outboard Motor Leaking Oil
Date:   6/20/2012 8:02:25 AM

I had a motor that did that once it was about a 1995 Mercury.   I cut the wire going to the buzzer and started mixing the oil with the gas.   It worked fine.   I have done the same thing with several jetskis.  Sometimes you have to pinch a hose or bolt a blocking plate on but only if the motor acts like it has a carb problem.





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