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Outboard - Drain plug will not unscrew
Okay, I almost have my barge ready to have a mast attached. I got the boat into the water today and it didn't sink! I have done major work on this mess over the past 7 months and still did not know if it would sink or float until today, so I am extremely relieved! I'll post some pictures tonight or tomorrow night.
Anyway, I need to replace the gear lube on the lower housing of my outboard, but I cannot get either the vent plug or the drain plug to turn at all. I do not want to strip the srcew heads, so once again I have come here for some ideas...it is an 8 HP evinrude yachtwin long shaft motor. So far, I have just been trying to turn it with a large flat head screwdriver, but it accomplishes nothing.
I bought the motor second hand, so have no idea when the lube/gearcase oil was last changed, so I figure I should do it just to be safe. It should be changed every year anyway.