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Old 03 April 2005, 11:07   #1
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Hi everyone,
does anybody have any idea of the cost of tightening the engine top mounts on a 1992 Suzuki DT40. Due to the bolt rotating it would obviously involve removal of the powerhead to gain access. I have heard this is a common problem on older outboards, has anybody had this done and know the cost?

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Old 03 April 2005, 14:38   #2
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Alex, I was quoted £500 for doing the steering tube bearings a while back which invovles a similar amount of work including the powerhead removal. I didn't bother in the end just carried on stuffing the steering tube full of grease.

I take it the bolt has stripped the threads or snapped.

Do you want to have a go at it yourself ? enough peeps on here to help if you get stuck. Just take lots of photos so:

a. You can post them on here

b. You know what goes where during the rebuild.

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I was quoted £500 ish to change the engine mounts on my Merc F60 recently - again the power head had to be removed.
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Oh dear!
Thanks guys, I will get back to you when I have had some quotes and checked the bank balence!

Pete: I will look into doing it myself, will get some quotes first though.


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Please don't think I'm trying to take advantage of your misfortune, but I have a Genuine Suzuki service/workshop manual that explains how to remove the powerhead.
Its for DT40C/40CE and DT40CER.

It's of no use to me any more but did cost me a small fortune to buy.

£20 inc postage and its yours, I'll throw in the related owners manual and remote control set up booklet I also have.

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Please don't think I'm trying to take advantage of your misfortune, but I have a Genuine Suzuki service/workshop manual that explains how to remove the powerhead.
Its for DT40C/40CE and DT40CER.

It's of no use to me any more but did cost me a small fortune to buy.

£20 inc postage and its yours, I'll throw in the related owners manual and remote control set up booklet I also have.

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Cheers Nasher,

I ve got the clymer one, but I was goin to get some quotes before i tackle it myself. I have a friend that is a marine engineer who may be able to do it on the cheap.
I will let you know if I need the manual, this time I will take the hit if the idiots loose it again

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I think you'll find it easier than you expect.

Just read the manual you have carefully first and approach it methodically.
Make sure you have plenty of Ice cream tubs or similar to put the sub assemblies in along with their fasteners and I'm sure you'll do it. With a reasonable tool kit of course.

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The only problem you may have is the odd powerhead bolt snapping, but thats not the end of the world, advise on that can come later on this forum.
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I have had a quick read of the maunal and removal of the powerhead doesnt seem as complicated as I had first imagined. Obviously, being a Suzy any parts will have to come from Japan which takes a while so if I could order asap that would be best. Does anybody know the parts I am likely to need, i.e gaskets etc.

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