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Old 13 October 2014, 05:23   #11
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If you want the right size drill that's extra long I have one that I bought to do my 90hp, used once & sold the engine so its going spare.


Zerk fitting is a great idea
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Old 13 October 2014, 08:54   #12
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use a zerk fitting and really good. don't use grease that is too thick as will hydraulically lock the steering and pop the O ring seal.... and the thinner grease will make its way up the steering cable/tube.

Also heavily manually grease the top end by the steering box
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Old 13 October 2014, 17:16   #13
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Thanks all. Decided on a new cable and will add the fittings as described. One of many winter projects. Out today in some decent chop - great fun and reminded me that the constant maintenance is worth it.
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