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First boat and bought it without much knowledge. Wish me luck. Trying to figure out if I need to be concerned. Can't tell if it's just aerated or if its water. I've put it into a Mason jar and I dont see any water separating out yet. Some metal flakes, not a ton, and didn't see any big ones.
 

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Looks okay to me. If there's any water, it'll be underneath the oil, and it'll drain out first, before the oil. Unless it's emulsified, but that would be really nasty looking.
 

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I'd do both a vacuum & pressure test on the lower unit to make sure it's tight.

Oil looks ok from here.
 

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Looks like it hasn't been changed in a long time. If it were mine, I would put new oil in and not worry about it. After a month or two, crack open the drain plug and let a few drops out to see what it looks like.
 

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I'd do both a vacuum & pressure test on the lower unit to make sure it's tight.

Oil looks ok from here.
That's normally what I do, but on mine the gear housing has to come off to test it.
 
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