Product - Mercury 60hp 4 stroke 2002 Carb model fitted to fishing boat
Problem - worn lower engine mounts, top ones are perfect. Both lower mounts have excessive play - quoted £750 to replace via local Engineers. Fair enough
Solution - over to you????
The lower mounts have come away from the steering tube. Looks like the chemical bonding has given way. The mount themselves look ok but of course they are not available to replace without buying the entire Steering tube. That's not a problem but I'm looking at trying to repair without the need for powerhead removal.
So any ideas ?
I've considered trying to source mounts such as torsion automotive suspension bushes and pressing them into the bracket. It's not trying to do a bodge job or anything I'm just interested in seeing if there is a different option to powerhead removal as I get lots of older motors offered in with worn mounts that I pass on because it's not worth the time trying to get powerheads off 20 yr old motors with rough bolts. If this idea was to work it may change things a bit. Not sure the thin Ali mount holder will take the strain of pressing in though.
Anybody have a better idea
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