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A question for any 40+ owners.

After the engine has run for say 20 mins or so do you get a build up of 'burnt' oil around the joint between the lower casting and the exhaust down tube. (i.e. about 2 inches above the water line).

There would appear to be no seal, other than a push fit at this point, so some exhaust with its attendant oil seems destined to escape (well more like blow out), but is there a reason for this design.

Would it not be better for all the exhaust (other than that coming out of the pressure relief holes) to go out of the foot that is submerged when running ?

Seagull never seemed to do anything that wasn't well thought out, but this facet of the design escapes me.
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If it doesn't leak something...it's not a seagull!
Mine have all done that to some extant
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Mutineer wrote:If it doesn't leak something...it's not a seagull!
Mine have all done that to some extant
that may well be true. however,of the three running gulls that i have at the moment (LLS,W,WC), only the LLS stays clean in that area after use.no idea why but this has reminded me to have a bit of a look to see if i can find out. i thought it might have something to do with a little water leaking from the copper pipe or the connection maybe
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ahhh
quoting!
I love it
That's a common joke regarding seagulls (I thought I'd heard it from John of SOS)and then I was passing on the experiences I've had with my own 40 +
I think the gentleman was asking about 40 +
I have a silver century, it leaks like that too...maybe it's just me
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Won_Oh_two do it 2!

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Perhaps what I should have said was
That if it doesn't leak something..it isn't British..That's why they don't manufacture computers!
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You better look up where & when the first computer was made.

Babbage might be a clue.

And the nationality of the man who invented the internet & the man who came up with TV.
We had TV before the war, when did you get it.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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oh yes right...wasn't a massive decoding/encoding tube unit for the war (WW2)
Could be wrong
Did it leak oil?
I thought it was a funny joke
And i thought I was being too specific in my sweeping generalizations....
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Ha
I wouldn't be too proud of TV myself
Personally I don't watch it as the content is so lacking
Mind you I do enjoy antique roadshow..and that's British, I hear it leaks oil too
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:roll: That is the French for you. :wink:

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Tch.. ..tch

C'mon chaps ...

Give them a chance .........................

The colonials are always so insecure...............................;)


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I cower in colonial submission! and admitt the supremacy of your Seagull outboards, your television, your internet and uh the other things..like Dickons, Shakespeare,marmalade,the antique road show, and certain influencial musical groups etc etc roughly in that order
However I'm only half French
The actual French Canadians live on the other side of Great Mother Canada...several thousand miles away!
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by the by
the original joke I heard was:

Q: "Why don't the British Manufacture computers?"
A: "because they can't get them to leak oil"

I like my leaky seagulls!
Rule Britannia and all that!!
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Thanks to all...now I know that there is nothing wrong mith my 'gull. I just have to remember to have a large cloth to hand so I don't end up looking like Wurzel Gummage with an oil slick over me.

Got a new issue now, engine goes vrmmm, spring is good but prop not turning when in gear, drive shaft methinks :cry:

Doh........ still winter approaches so loads of time to sort out with all the good info on this forum.
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You have a 40 plus with a clutch?..I'm green with envy!
If so could it be the clutch?
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