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Re: stripped thread in lower unit oil fill hole
You can avoid this problem by sucking the oil out of the dipstick in the future (rather than using the oil drain hole). This is how the oil is changed on most inboards, but it works on outboards too.
I think you are thinking of engine oil. 90w lower gear unit oil would be tough to suck out and you can't warm it up.
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