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Old 06 September 2011, 15:30   #1
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Manual Tilt Release location for Suzuki DF140

Hi, I hope there is someone out there that can help. I have a problem with my 2005 Suzuki DF140 hydraulic tilt. I managed to tilt the engine up to flush it after use the other day and now it won't move at all, either up or down. I have three options to remotely tilt the engine; on her side, button to the throttle edge and seperate speed trim/tilt, but none work. The mechanism sounds like it wants to work, but the engine does not move anywhere. Tried to research my options and it seems as though the best thing to try is manually lower the engine and see if that will free her up, but without the engine manual I am unable to find a diagram which says which screw to undo! Is anyone able to point me in the right direction please and am I likely to be looking at a more expensive problem?

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Old 06 September 2011, 16:28   #2
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Not the clearest image but this shows the relevant bit for my DF200. Should be fairly similar on your 140.
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Old 07 September 2011, 04:57   #3
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Generally it's the big plastic screw hidden in a big hole on the bottom of the starboard side clamp. Not seen a PT engine which had the release valve anywhere else. (So who's going to show me the odd one then? )

Just be careful & try to get a full length slot (i.e screwdriver with a bl**dy enormous blade) a standard "big" screwdriver will likely chew the plastic screw head, esprecially if it hasn't moved for a while. Don't ask me how I know.....
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I watched this being done on a DF150 yesterday - the screw was at the bottom of the PORT side of the clamp. As said - use a huge flat head, it didn't need much turning. Also beware - the engine can come down quite smartish....
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I knew someone would know of one!

Either way, bottom of the clamp is a safe bet!
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Brilliant. Thanks for your replies. I'm going down to the rib later so will try and sort.
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Yay, it has worked! Found the hole mid clamp portside and lowerered the engine. The remote brought it back up and down ok afterwards. Fingers crossed was just an airlock and nothing more sinister. Thank you sooooo much for all of your help. Really appreciate it!
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