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The Engine sit undisturbed in the engine bay and its difficult to check underneath without lifting it out but perhaps we should do this more often. I change the filters and replace the oil on a regular basis sucking the old oil out via the dipstick entry, it never occurred to me to check what’s going on underneath until I arrived to find the bilge full of Oil. first thought was a hole in the filter due to corrosion nothing obvious fortunately the boats on its trailer undergoing maintenance so I lifted the engine out using the trusty Merlo to find the cause of the leak was a hole in the sump where it had corroded through.
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