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Old 12 February 2008, 11:20   #21
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Important please read Biggles

If you start banging the end of the shaft with the nyloc on, please take the opposit side off first then undo the BIG nut shown in the photo extract the assebly out of the housing and remove if possible the C washer on the shaft otherwise you'll risk damaging the washer and circlip goove and might be an expensive job to replace or repair.
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Old 14 February 2008, 11:37   #22
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Well just got back from the cold North to the just as cold south and started to read everyones advice in anticipation of getting on with the job tomorrow.

What I'm going to do is make a piece of wood up to fit snugly round the shaft between the arm and the outboard transom bracket. There is 2 or 3 mm movement in the centre shaft that with some gentle banging should allow me to free it off.

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Got the same set up as you so curious to know if this is a common problem with Suzi 140. Anything you would have done to prevent it in hindsight?
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Got the same set up as you so curious to know if this is a common problem with Suzi 140. Anything you would have done to prevent it in hindsight?
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Seems like whoever setup the steering overtightened the steering adjusting nut stressing it slightly. Setup is now nearly three years old. In hindsight if my setup was new I would strip everything down and apply a thin layer of oil. But where do you stop ! Just hope yours hasn't been over tightened at some point.
Its not a Suzuki problem the steering isn't Suzuki.

The replacement adjusting nut is totally different. Whats the betting my fault is quite common.

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Interesting!

More quetions if thats ok....

Was it a gradual ceasing or did it lock up after a period of non use?
Did you buy new..... did ribcraft set up steering?
Can you post pics of replacement nut coz as you sugest, they have seem to have identified a design fault?

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Is that a Baystar steering system or the Seastar one?
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Interesting!

More quetions if thats ok....

Was it a gradual ceasing or did it lock up after a period of non use?
Did you buy new..... did ribcraft set up steering?
Can you post pics of replacement nut coz as you sugest, they have seem to have identified a design fault?

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Apologies if I'm misleading you. The steering didn't seize up. An adjusting nut broke that takes the slack out of the steering. Not a very important one but a pain to get at. To replace it I had to take the steering to bits near the engine. Unfortunately the bits of steering were all stuck together with dried up saltwater. Alloys and stainless etc.

All done now.

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Is that a Baystar steering system or the Seastar one?
Not too sure. But the offending part has been replaced with :-

HM3377 Adjusting nut and screw.

Courtesy of RIBSHOP so Kieron would be able to tell you.

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Job Done.

Hurrah,

Cracked on with the job today. Thanks to Limey Linda and Hightower for their advice.

I placed a piece of wood behind the arm to hold it in place. This had to be replaced three times as the gap got bigger. Then I started to gently tap the bolt with a lump hammer, using another bolt to give me some space. Once it started to move I applied gentle heat from a paint stripper. It took two hours of gentle tapping to get the arm off. That bit was thanks to Limey Linda. Checking on the opposite side of the steering I soon realised I would have to undoe that as well. Cheers Andy for reminding me. Could have caused some expensive damage without that bit of advice. Another hour later all was greased up and reassembled

So now looking forward to the 25th
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Well done mate. See you soon.

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Hurrah,

Cracked on with the job today. Thanks to Limey Linda and Hightower for their advice.

I placed a piece of wood behind the arm to hold it in place. This had to be replaced three times as the gap got bigger. Then I started to gently tap the bolt with a lump hammer, using another bolt to give me some space. Once it started to move I applied gentle heat from a paint stripper. It took two hours of gentle tapping to get the arm off. That bit was thanks to Limey Linda. Checking on the opposite side of the steering I soon realised I would have to undoe that as well. Cheers Andy for reminding me. Could have caused some expensive damage without that bit of advice. Another hour later all was greased up and reassembled

So now looking forward to the 25th
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