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Old 25 June 2005, 16:03   #1
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Mercury Throttle Assembly

Any of you guys got any tips on tweeks to a Mercury throttle assembly, mines been a little fickle the last couple of trips and I want to strip and lubricate.


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Old 25 June 2005, 18:28   #2
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I had a problem with mine,very stiff,awkward getting into gear.I removed the side casing and sprayed loads of WD40 into it.Now it's the smoothest throttle control box I've ever had.I did that 3 months ago and it's still going strong.
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Old 27 June 2005, 15:37   #3
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Over the winter I stripped every last bit out and cleaned it up with petrol and an intensive programme through the dishwasher. (wife was not pleased AT ALL), Then sprayed up the outside and greased all its bits and pieces. Box is fine but I should do the cables now.

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Old 27 June 2005, 20:32   #4
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Cables!!!......Dishwasher!!!

Not sure that my dishwasher would do that!

Thanks guys. I'll have to strip it this week and have a look, is there anything better than WD40? What recommended grease should I use?

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The Mercury stuff is pretty good, shit n blanket stuff and its water proof. Waterproof bearing grease may do it but theres alot of nylon bushes inside a control unit. Not sure how well it will perform there.

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Update: Apears that the control box is OK and fully working and cables aren't caught up any where.

The problem seems to be at the throttle linkage cam and it looks as though the roller bracket is slightly bent, indicating that some excess force has been present (18.5 stone of me ).

Can anyone tell me if this is a common problem with the Merc 90 fourstroke?
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Thanks guys. I'll have to strip this week and have a look, is there anything better than WD40? What recommended grease should I use?

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I had a problem with mine,very stiff,awkward getting into gear.I sprayed loads of WD40 into it.Now it's the smoothest I've ever had.I did that 3 months ago and it's still going strong.
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Mi Knobs the problem, I've flat spotted it
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Sounds painful! I think you can get a cream for that from the pharmacy!
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