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Old 17 June 2010, 11:14   #1
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Gearbox Woes Continuing

Merc 90 4 str. yr 2000.

Well, it just gets worse. Bearing carrier is solid after moving out half a mm. Applied some heat at the prop end of casing, then wedges under lugs. One lug now broken off, so that's 300 for a new carrier. It's all soaking in WD40 at the moment.

Am I likely to do any more damage by heating the gearcase where the inner end of the bearing carrier is? Some constructive advice as to where I go from here would be much appreciated.

Should I just give up and get another engine?
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Old 17 June 2010, 11:41   #2
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Merc 90 4 str. yr 2000.

Well, it just gets worse. Bearing carrier is solid after moving out half a mm. Applied some heat at the prop end of casing, then wedges under lugs. One lug now broken off, so that's 300 for a new carrier. It's all soaking in WD40 at the moment.

Am I likely to do any more damage by heating the gearcase where the inner end of the bearing carrier is? Some constructive advice as to where I go from here would be much appreciated.

Should I just give up and get another engine?
yes heat it up but DONT burn the paint of, if you do it is to hot, if you want ring me on monday 01869 326411 and we can talk which will be easier
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Old 17 June 2010, 13:29   #3
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yes heat it up but DONT burn the paint of, if you do it is to hot, if you want ring me on monday 01869 326411 and we can talk which will be easier
Uncle al. Thank you so much. I'll ring Monday.
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Tony really sorry to hear of your problem. Al is a good guy and I am sure he will fix you up as he did me a couple of times over the years. Hope you are back on the water soon mate.

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Old 18 June 2010, 07:42   #5
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Tony really sorry to hear of your problem. Al is a good guy and I am sure he will fix you up as he did me a couple of times over the years. Hope you are back on the water soon mate.

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Hi Billy,

Thanks for that. Just had a word with some other people who've had to use hacksaws before now. I think it might be a replacement bottom end job. . I'll see after I've talked to al on Monday. Might have to take a deep (very) breath and get a new engine. Rather not though, but speed is of the essence as I've lots of arrangements pending.

Hope you ok and managed to catch some of this great weather. I was due out last Friday for a week, and then all this happened.

Good cruising, Cheers Tony
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