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brianb1007

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  1. Will do. The drain/fill screw is behind the prop and the oil air bleed in on the right side.
  2. Directly below the alternator appears to be the sea pump.
  3. Does an Alpha drive have a sea pump? Mine has a sea pump.
  4. Thank you everyone! Last question, the engine is a 5.7 merc EFI with 500 hours. What weight oil would you all recommend?
  5. I have a 2000 245 ssi with a 5.7 Merc EFI. Wondering how I can determine what outdrive I have and also what gear lube I should use when changing this weekend. After reading several pages, I could have an alpha or a bravo series. Please advise. Thanks!!!
  6. Finally installed the new prop and test drove. WOW what a difference. It's a different boat now. Acceleration is incredible and get moving much better with the 17 pitch prop. I did notice that at WOT I was running 4200-4300 rpm, too low? Wonder what my gear ratio is with that being said. Thanks again everyone!
  7. I have spun two hubs now in my prop. (Boat: 2000 Chaparral 245SSi Merc 5.7 EFI Bravo 1) Went to the prop shop again today, they advised me that I had the incorrect prop/pitch on it and that is why I keep spinning the hubs. The prop that was on it when I purchased the boat (two months ago) is/was a Turbo three blade stainless 22 pitch. The prop shop told me based on their book, I should be running at WOT 4800-5000 RPM. With the 22 pitch I am only running 3400. I now have a new 17 pitch four blade aluminum prop (Diameter 14.5) that they recommended (have not installed to test yet). What is e
  8. Just wanted to give an update. Installed the new hubbed prop. Set hub on the way out of the marina. Test drove and she is good to go!! I want to thank all of you for your help and suggestions! See you on the water!
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