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Old 13 July 2008, 11:59   #1
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Mariner Throttle friction clamp

I was checking my Mariner 8HP 4 stroke outboard today and managed to break the throttle friction clamp (see pic). I sourced the replacement clamp at Ribs Marine Parts and placed an order with them. Are they fast in delivering orders?
Does anyone know how easy or difficult is to replace the clamp. I have a feeling I might need to remove the shaft from the tiller arm in order to fit the new clamp?Is this the case and is there anything I should be aware of before I proceed with the replacement?

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Old 14 July 2008, 03:46   #2
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I was checking my Mariner 8HP 4 stroke outboard today and managed to break the throttle friction clamp (see pic). I sourced the replacement clamp at Ribs Marine Parts and placed an order with them. Are they fast in delivering orders?
Does anyone know how easy or difficult is to replace the clamp. I have a feeling I might need to remove the shaft from the tiller arm in order to fit the new clamp?Is this the case and is there anything I should be aware of before I proceed with the replacement?

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Its a pain in the arse to change!!, as you have to remove the tiller arm, throttle cables and tiller stop switch. Then you can take off the rubber grip, slide the inner tube out from the tiller arm until you can get the friction device out. Put the new one in and do it all in reverse, but make sure you get the throttle position lined up correctly when you push the inner tube back in. Great fun!!!
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Probably stating the obvious here - but worth using a smear of Duckhams marine grease when you refit parts - and don't over-tighten the friction clamp!!!
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Its a pain in the arse to change!!, as you have to remove the tiller arm, throttle cables and tiller stop switch. Then you can take off the rubber grip, slide the inner tube out from the tiller arm until you can get the friction device out. Put the new one in and do it all in reverse, but make sure you get the throttle position lined up correctly when you push the inner tube back in. Great fun!!!
Thanks! I thought that would be the case, but I was hoping someone will tell me otherwise...

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Yeah, I admit I over-tightened the clamp, but learned my lesson and will rtfm next time proper (ordered 2 just in case)!
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