Bravo 3 lube change and winterizing

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by Cj2law, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Cj2law

    Cj2law Member

    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    I have always had an alpha one out drive, My new boat has a bravo 3, someone told me that my ear muffs wont work with this out drive to winterize it, is this true also with the alpha I would change the lube after winterizing since the lube is warm and drains easier is this still the same process or is there an easier way with the bravo. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    I used ear muffs on a B3 for years, and changed drive oil... same as the Alpha I had previous... no difference.
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Your good with the muffs... same thing used them for years

    not sure about the alpha but the bravo you need a hand pump to fill new lube from the bottom drain hole to the top hole. Quick and easy ....
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  4. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Yep. Used the same muffs on my Alpha 1, Bravo III, and Mercury outboard. No idea why you were told different. And yes, you use the hand pump to pump the fluid up with the Alpha and Bravo. The only difference is the Bravo has the lube monitor on the front of the engine that you have to top off when you are done.
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  5. Cj2law

    Cj2law Member

    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    Thanks everyone, As soon as the Mississippi gets back in its banks and I van get to the marina. I will get her winterized

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