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Old 30 June 2010, 05:23   #1
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big tilt tube movement

A wee problem,

My experience of tilt tubes and issues with them is zero,so I'm looking for a bit of advise...even if... 'it's nothing, don't worry about it'.

When the engine is tilted right up...and you then grab the skeg and lift,there is approx 2mm movement/play in the tube...is this normal? I haven't seen it on any other outboards I've tried, could it be this model needs this, or is it forked and I need a new one/get it looked at..?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 30 June 2010, 07:16   #2
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My old Yammy did that...... 2 plastic top hat bushes between the tube and the swivel bracket had worn. From memory about 5 from Yampower. Not that the Yam price will be much use to you....
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My F115 does that if the bushing is in a certain orientation. Fine otherwise. Going to leave it until it actually causes me angst.


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My F115 does that if the bushing is in a certain orientation. Fine otherwise. Going to leave it until it actually causes me angst.


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What if the angst is "son of a byatch !the outboards gone!!" mine has had a fairly easy life..the amount of movement triming during use must be minimal...if it's actually wear,it's concerning,best of luck with yours..
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My old Yammy did that...... 2 plastic top hat bushes between the tube and the swivel bracket had worn. From memory about 5 from Yampower. Not that the Yam price will be much use to you....
Actually Phil at Yampower now service's suzuki's....so might stock these,if it indeed proves to be the case.
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What if the angst is "son of a byatch !the outboards gone!!" mine has had a fairly easy life..the amount of movement triming during use must be minimal...if it's actually wear,it's concerning,best of luck with yours..
I don't think it's that big an issue: the actual pin is fine; it seems to be some kind of bearing surface inside that generates the play. So, unless the (don't remember now, but it's pretty beefy: 3/4"? 1"?) pin breaks, the motor's not going anywhere.

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I take it you mean steering tube? Mine have a lot more than 2mm! As previously mentioned normally it's the plastic top hats/spacers. Tiny cheap part but the labour involved in replacing makes it not worth the bother, they're not critical and your motor won't fall off.

Just keep pumping grease in on a regular basis and replace worn parts whenever
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