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Old 05 May 2016, 15:21   #1
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Suzuki DF140 Trim Ram Seals


Has anyone had to replace the top trim ram seals on a Suzuki DF140? Mine are perished and one has just started to leak. Looks like a slightly enlarged angle grinder blade tool is required to undo.

Any tips?

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Old 05 May 2016, 17:12   #2
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Read this: Sacrificial anode or not

Spray the end caps with penetrating oil a couple of days before attempting the job. I'd look to improvise a tool rather than reaching for the lump hammer.

If hydraulic fluid is milky, then drain the lot. Not sure what Suzuki use, but I used Mobil ATF220 for my Tohatsu when trim motor needed overhaul.
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