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Old 18 May 2013, 12:56   #1
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Just hit the bottom!!

Hi All

just hit the bottom and bent one of the Ally prop blades at Grafham Water today, Not happy!! (Suzuki 60DF) . Also i now have hydraulic oil coming out of the bottom of the pump section.

can anyone help me with why have i now got a hydraulic issue and can the prop be straighten. It's about 1/2inch turned up at the end.

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Old 18 May 2013, 13:06   #2
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Hydraulic Oil ??

I would be surprised if you have hydraulic oil coming from anywhere ?? Maybe gearbox oil ?? Do you mean water pump when refering to pump.

Pic of prop would help, give us a giggle . Can sometimes be reshaped but will not be as good as a good prop.

Where is the oil coming from exactly. ie is it from one of the screws or is it coming through a crack in the gearbox??
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Old 18 May 2013, 13:40   #3
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Send the propeller to Steel Developments. Should be about 40 plus postage there and back.
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Identify (with a picture) where you have gear oil leaking? Could be hydraulic mineral oil from the trim pump.
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Old 18 May 2013, 14:30   #4
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Pic of prop would help, give us a giggle . Can sometimes be reshaped but will not be as good as a good prop.?
Not quite right, Steel Developments will send it back as good as new, regardless of damage, if it's had a few repairs already then sometimes the can corrode and be unrepairable.
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Do you mean the trim/tilt is leaking? There's nothing hydraulic in the lower unit.
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Old 19 May 2013, 06:23   #6
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Hi Guys

Thanks for your assistance so far, I now have photo's to share!

It seems that the oil is coming from a bolt on the hydraulic lift motor, can't actually see as it coming from behind.

Let me know if there is a DIY fix.

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Bit of a coincidence but I have known these pump bodies to corrode on the older engines. There were service bulletins about additional bonding wires on the some of the earlier Suzuki four strokes to prevent corrosion on trim pumps. (May only have applied to the v6 motors?) If you can't see the leak the pump will require removal and inspection to pin point the problem and find a suitable solution to repairing it.
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Thanks, appreciate your comments.

Before I purchased the boat it was kept in the water, and the pump was submersed, corrosion could be the cause and the acident didn't help!!

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