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Old 03 July 2013, 12:56   #11
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Cheers guys, so the consensus is gentle heat followed by a lot of grease pumping.

Ive packed the hot air gun, not sure what sleazy jet will makeof it !
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Old 03 July 2013, 13:40   #12
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Apart finding dried grease inside swivel brack, expect to find lots of salt layers/crusts inside both bushings. In that case will need to remove entire swivel bracket, clean well all related sliding parts and fully lube swivel's bracket interior with a proper water grease. Lay down engine on floor and remove bracket.

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Old 05 July 2013, 16:11   #13
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Don't go crazy with the heat; I think there are various rubber sealing things in there that you probably don't want to melt.

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