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    What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    I use Amsoil. Was using the marine version, but switched to Severe Gear 75w110 after reading a article by Bob Teague...I change ever 25hrs.

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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    Merc gear lube. Only change it in the spring as I only ever get about 40 hours a year on it.
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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishTornado View Post
    I use Amsoil. Was using the marine version, but switched to Severe Gear 75w110 after reading a article by Bob Teague...I change ever 25hrs.
    Dave why the severe gear and not the marine? Did he recommend that for most applications?

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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    Quote Originally Posted by JFMSportfish250 View Post
    Dave why the severe gear and not the marine? Did he recommend that for most applications?
    In higher HP applications...He did recommend 75w90 Severe gear over Marine.

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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    Makes sense, thanks. All I know is that the stuff is good. Had a friend that ran his bravo on a blown seal, have no idea how long, and everything inside held up.
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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    I swear by it. In the end it boils down to preference and what your willing to spend, but IMO when you have a $5,000 drive whats 20.00 in synthetic gear oil?

    I know alot of people swear by the Mercury HiPo oil, but it's only synthetic blend not worth trusting my drives to IMO

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    Re: What drive lube do you use and how often do you change??

    I have a Bravo drive with a 500HP 489 stroker. I called the tech line at Amsoil and they recomended the Marine lube. I have been using it for about 5 years and I change it in the fall. I use the boat almost every weekend but I only put about 40hrs a year on it.

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