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Old 28 December 2014, 09:28   #1
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2007 Suzuki DF70 Tilt Problem!!!

I seem to have a problem getting it up! The engine that is!! The motor will only come up so far then it stops. This means the lower section of my engine is always in the water allowing algi to form on it! I have read the service manual and it instructs that you can go through a procedure of turning on the ignition, pulling out the emergency stop plate, then lifting the Remote hand warm up throttle until you hear a buzzer... Unfortunately I cant seem to get a buzzing sound which then is supposed to allow me to press the up button on my trim lever to reset the tilt position thus enabling me to reset the engine to a higher level. Has anyone ever carried out this procedure and if so where am I going wrong?

Can someone help!!
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Old 28 December 2014, 10:30   #2
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I have a 2008 DF70 - and altering the tilt max position in simply adjusting/rotating collar/cam on the tilt tube. There is a small tab on the cam - to increase tilt simply move the cam down - to increase move cam up. Nothing to do with buzzes and throttle settings - couldn't be simpler.
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I have a 2008 DF70 - and altering the tilt max position in simply adjusting/rotating collar/cam on the tilt tube. There is a small tab on the cam - to increase tilt simply move the cam down - to increase move cam up. Nothing to do with buzzes and throttle settings - couldn't be simpler.
Thanks for your reply but is does say in the owners manual to alter the "Tilt Upper Limit Position" follow the process I mentioned previously. I'll have a look tomorrow at your method to see if its possible with my motor. Like I said the motor lifts and lowers but it needs to go up higher than it does as the motors bottom fin and water intakes sit below the waterline..

Thank you for your prompt reply.
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It's a safety feature to prevent it lifting too high and smashing the cowl
on the splash well in some boats,

As advised just adjust the level on the dial and your get more upward tilt.
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Old 29 December 2014, 03:25   #5
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Thanks, I will have a go at doing it when I go to the boat next. Do I need to take any specific tools?

Thanks for the information and much appreciated.

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Old 29 December 2014, 06:44   #6
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Hi, I have just been to look at my engine and the Tilt actuator is bolted to the Engine and bottom of the Transom bracket with a single bolt in each, there is no means of adjustment. I have taken photos but can't seem to upload them as yet...
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Gents, if you go to my Public Profile I have uploaded some photos of Ram/Actuator for you to see what I mean... Hope this helps.
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Job Done!!!

I found a picture from LongJohn from 2013 showing the cam arrangement at the front of the motor. Sorted the matter in seconds!!!

I actually had my boat in for service the other month and the Mechanic noticed the lack of tilt but didn't even try to sort it, just said he knew you could adjust it somehow!

Anyway, thanks for the info I really appreciate it. One less thing to worry about this coming season whilst on its mooring.

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I found a picture from LongJohn from 2013 showing the cam arrangement at the front of the motor. Sorted the matter in seconds!!!
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I forgot that I had posted that before
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Once again thanks!

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