View Full Version : might be a dumb question...

07-16-2010, 08:35 AM
...for the Bravo drive trim and power steering, can I use standard atf or even engine oil or does it have to be at least special mercruiser/quicksilver/sierra stuff? What do you suggest?
Thx, Axel

07-16-2010, 05:28 PM
The trim can be 30w motor oil, the steering (if power steering) needs to be some type of power steering fluid so it doesn't foam up.

07-16-2010, 09:17 PM
They both call for ATF and have for many years.

07-16-2010, 09:30 PM
I have recently been maintaining a newer Cig and the only Red Oil is in the steering resevior, all the trim pumps (tabs and drives) have motor oil in them.

07-16-2010, 09:33 PM
The thicker oil works the pump much harder and will shorten its life span.

07-16-2010, 09:57 PM
Whats the best way to S u c k out 4 trim pumps? :)

07-16-2010, 10:28 PM
Whats the best way to S u c k out 4 trim pumps? :)

crack a line and run it dry with the motor,,fill reservoir with atf run it dry again until it comes out red..repeat procedure..