I have a Wizard 5hp 1957. Can I safely use Quicksilver Marine Lubricants Premium Gear lube? States that it is engineered specifically for outboards lower units. Any idea as to ~ how many oz it will take to fill the housing?
I would recommend Lubriplate 105 grease. The seals on the old Mercs were notoriously bad, and even on the shift models, grease is recommended up until about 1963. After that, the premium is in order. I use the premium lube in my 1966 Merc. In my '55 Wizard I used Lubriplate 105.
Ditto on what jpatti75 said.
The reason for using Lubriplate 105 is that it's waterproof and it won't break down even if moisture does get in.
Thanks!! Do you know who carries it? Dick's, Home depot
It is a little hard to come by in the home improvement stores, but I think NAPA stocks it. I have gotten it online. Another substitute is cornhead grease, which is the same viscosity. Cornhead grease can be found at farming supply stores. One tube should be more than enough.
This is probably the best price/tube out there:
If you are in North...it can be pretty cold
out in the garage or shed during Winter Lay Up.
A good idea to check for and drain out
water in lower unit. Some motors have small drain holes that tend to get plugged up and allow
a pocket of water to remain....when water freezes
it expands...anything in its way has to give.
Prevention is much cheaper than repair.