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Old 14 January 2012, 15:11   #21
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[QUOTE=TomKat;439036]The control cables are a bit stiff so hoping they will loosen up, Quicksilver control box has a few seized screws so will have to grasp that nettle some day!

Stiff cables can be due to end controls either side (controls or actuators). Check them first but I would have to say you'd need to replace the cables anyway, at least the inners. Transforms the controls beyond recognition.
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Old 14 January 2012, 16:26   #22
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Trim may need bleeding and top up. Nothing major. Is it holding it's own weight ?

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Trim may need bleeding and top up. Nothing major. Is it holding it's own weight ?

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holding its own weight fine, from what google has found for me it seems to be self bleeding and the process is to tlit fully up and top up fluid and repeat until full stroke has been acheived. Not sure if this is right though any other pointers? If that is the process does any hydralic fluid work or is there a special grade?
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Crankshaft Rust

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Good point, I was planning to pull the plugs and look at the bores, if I see any evidence of rust there its time to walk away! No way of knowing what inside the crank looks like but I cant imagine there being corrosion on the crank and not on the bores.

Thanks for the tips, its a 6 hour round trip so I hope it worth it!
Product of being left outside for 6 years on the south coast. No history so had to strip. Cleaned off OK.
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holding its own weight fine, from what google has found for me it seems to be self bleeding and the process is to tlit fully up and top up fluid and repeat until full stroke has been acheived. Not sure if this is right though any other pointers? If that is the process does any hydralic fluid work or is there a special grade?
Exactly that. Just trim up fully, top up. Trim down and back up top up again. Then trim up/down a few times for it to blead itself.

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Exactly that. Just trim up fully, top up. Trim down and back up top up again. Then trim up/down a few times for it to blead itself.

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Cheers Peter

Any idea what type of fluid to put in it? Want to buy some tomorrow.

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As advised quicksilver (mercury) have their own suggested supply. Here's a link to the first I found from Google, your local chandler will stock it if needed quicker than online order.

http://www.force4.co.uk/9183/Quicksi...mpaign=pid9183
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As advised quicksilver (mercury) have their own suggested supply. Here's a link to the first I found from Google, your local chandler will stock it if needed quicker than online order.

Quicksilver Power Trim & Steering Fluid - Only 6.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
Thanks Peter searched for quite a while but could not find it!
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Well got the boat out for a test today! Shock the vicar its fast! My DT55 was struggling to make 28mph. Almost instantly now pops up to over 40mph!

Takes some nerve to hold her flat out but when I do it gets a bit lively and 'wobbles' a bit? Any tips on this, seems worse when engine is trimmed up. Could lifting the engine a notch make any difference?

Might just be too much engine for the boat in which case I can live with 3/4 throttle performance!
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