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Old 11 November 2010, 12:43   #11
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Plusgas? Never heard of it.

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It's better as a non aerosol product (they do both) and thinner than WD40.
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Old 11 November 2010, 12:47   #12
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Old 11 November 2010, 13:51   #13
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Am I following correctly you can get the engine to rotate (using the steering wheel) in one direction but not the other? That doesn't sound like the "normal" stuck streering (that I've experienced) - which is stuck in both directions.
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Old 11 November 2010, 14:49   #14
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Hi all,

Thanks for all your replies...

Polwart: no, not quite... I only get one direction movement of the steering wheel when the starboard side nut of the cable is disconnected from the 'engine mount'...

It seems as though the port side of the cable is stuck only -- but looking at videos of such kit, it looks as though this 'end' of the cable is indeed 'extendable two-part'... I think

RE: If you undo the steering arm (shown in your last photo) you will end up with a couple of flats which you shoudl be able to get your adjustable spanned onto, and then give it a turn

The 'flats' where the steering arm connect to -- this section of the cable turns on it's own - i.e. turning that doesn't turn the rest of the cable - I guess to allow slightly different angles for the steering arm to bolt in...

I'll give the tilting engine up and down a try, whilst hitting the cable (from engine arm side)...., and whilst trying to 'steer' too.

If that doesn't work, I'll move to heat and then hitting it even harder

Re wrapping a hot rag around it -- is the aim to heat up the cable (starboard side where it connects with engine arm), or do I want to heat up the 'black' central part, to try adn get heat into it to the grease inside?

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Old 11 November 2010, 16:43   #15
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Plusgas? Never heard of it.

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Penetrating oil - available from all adult shops.

biff's spot on with this. It's most likely to be rusted in the tilt tube, rather than solidified grease.

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=288324&postcount=8

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Penetrating oil - available from all adult shops.

biff's spot on with this. It's most likely to be rusted in the tilt tube, rather than solidified grease.

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=288324&postcount=8

He is, but it's still worth a go. If nothing else it may make it easier for the penetrating oil to get in.
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Old 11 November 2010, 17:32   #17
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He is, but it's still worth a go. If nothing else it may make it easier for the penetrating oil to get in.
Yep.
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Thanks for the Plusgas clarification.

I use PB blaster myself; but I'm not sure it's available in the UK/Europe.

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Thanks for the Plusgas clarification.

I use PB blaster myself; but I'm not sure it's available in the UK/Europe.

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Just buy a can of that Mr McKenic. One small can will unseize two whole Mercury 200hp engines that have been on the sea bed for 2 years so I would think it will unstick a seized up steering system without even needing to take the can out of the car
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