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Topic: Volvo Penta Stern Drive Lube Drain Plug
BrHunt
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I am trying to change the stern drive lubricant on my 1999 5.7GS/DP Volvo Penta.

I have the Clymer Volvo Penta Stern Drive Shop Manual 1994-2000. On page 92, figure 30, it incorrectly shows the location of the drain plug for the stern drive lubricant as being on the outside, port-side of the lower unit, below the prop shaft.  On my unit, there is no drain plug there, only a smooth metal surface.

Can anyone tell me where the drain plug is?  Remove the props to expose?

Thanks.

Bryan Hunt

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My 2002 Volvo 5.7 DP has the drain plug behind the props.  You must take the props off to get to the drain plug. 

FIlling the drive with new lube can be a problem because the drain is recessed and needs an  extra long fitting to reach it.

Gary L. Marker
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Gary hit the nail on the head.  The diagram in the Clymer manual is for the SX outdrive.  Volvo uses a different size thread than Merc does.  You will  need an adapter fitting if you buy the standard QuickSilver branded gearlube pump.
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Thanks to both of you for your responses.  I sent the info on to Clymer to see if they will update their manual.

I did buy the Quicksilver pump.  Can you describe what kind of adapter that I will need for it?

Thanks.

Bryan

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All it does is change the size of the nipple, female on one end, screws onto the pump end, and male on the other to screw into the drain hole.  I'll see if I can take some measurements from the one I have as well as a pic for you.
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I have a 01 Volvo Penta with the dual prop. Can I use any 75/90 GL-5 synthetic. We shouldn't be forced to use the OEM oil in my opinion.

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I've always used Mobil1 without incident
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