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Old 11 May 2007, 15:18   #11
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JABS,

Not meaning to sound like a scrathched record but before you strart major gearbox surgery replace those cables.


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JABS,

Not meaning to sound like a scrathched record but before you strart major gearbox surgery replace those cables.


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Chris, it's not the cables. With the cables detached from the engine, the lever is as smooth as a nut. There is close to zero friction in the whole assy.

Also, with the 'neutral' button pressed, when the cables are connected, the throttle is smooth.

I really don't see the point of going through the trials and tribulations of replacing the cables which are in a duct and are going to be an absolute b*****d to pull through unless they are an issue.

I am afraid the problem lies in the gearbox, with the shift cam or the prop shaft.
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Once you're in gear is the throttle smooth?

Lee Fairweather and Ron Hale are good outfits to use.
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Yes, once in gear it is fine. The problem is largely getting in reverse. Ran into a pontoon last weekend. Good job it was a rubber boat!

Where are the guys you mention, Hightower?

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http://www.fairweathermarine.co.uk/ Fareham

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Thanks Andy!

Much appreciated.

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Great job, I hope!

Through a quirk of fate, the gearbox ended up at Bursledon Outboards, Steve Deakin.

The work was done on time and within budget.

The problem was a combination of salt build up on the change mechanism, wear on the gear change cam, wear on the gear change sleeve and general friction in the gearchange mechanism.

It was promised for Friday. I picked it up Friday morning, had it fitted back on in less than an hour! Steve even gave me the two types of grease I needed!

As a matter of interest, I went back later in the day to buy a prop nut, lock ring and a thrust washer and he persuaded me not to buy the thrust washer because they are expensive!

It will get a good run on Sunday. I have my fingers crossed, but I would have to say that this is the best experience I have had of the marine industry so far!

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