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Quick Tip: How to Check Your Outboard Power Trim Fluid

Checking your outboard motor power trim fluid is an important maintenance step to keeping your engine in peak condition.

How-To

One of the key factors in being a successful do-it-yourselfer of any kind is knowing what you can handle and what’s best left to a professional. Fortunately, checking and topping off the power trim fluid on your Mercury outboard is an easy assignment. Even if you’ve never done it before, you’re less than a minute away from knowing how to do it.

In this Mercury Quick Tip, we’ll demonstrate the very simple steps involved in checking and refilling your power trim fluid. Just remember a few key things:

  • Tilt the engine ALL the way up to relieve pressure in the system and engage the tilt lock support for added safety.
  • Use genuine Mercury Power Trim & Steering Fluid.
  • It’s natural for the outboard to need a little fluid from time to time, but if it consistently needs a fair bit of fluid – or if there are visible signs of a leak – contact your Mercury Authorized Dealer to get it checked out.
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