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Old 07 July 2014, 07:27   #1
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Opti 150 Swivel Bracket bushes - any other work worth doing at same time

I'm going to have to replace the swivel bracket bushes on my 150 Optimax this winter, I've got the manuals etc and it looks fairly straight forward ( thanks to MitchC for advice too)

While the powerhead is off, is there anything else worth doing at the same time? - the upper and lower engine mounting bushes and bolts?
- blast and paint the steering arm and any other corrosion
- anything else?

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Old 07 July 2014, 08:56   #2
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Opti 150 Swivel Bracket bushes - any other work worth doing at same time

Yep may as well do the rubber side mount bushes (leg to bracket) & bolts too. One of the clamps on mine was cracked and the securing bolts sheared of on removal...,eek!
Don't forget to order the gaskets for the power head and exhaust plate....I've got a list of the parts I used (if I can find it) or Rob at Black Dog can sort you out
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