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Old 23 November 2015, 11:12   #1
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To grease or not to grease that is the question?

I am currently servicing my etec for the first time generally a straight forward job and you know what has been replaced and what has not (unlike when you leave it in for a service). I am wondering if the splines at the top of the shaft that links the L.U to the engine(flywheel) should be greased?

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I am currently servicing my etec for the first time generally a straight forward job and you know what has been replaced and what has not (unlike when you leave it in for a service). I am wondering if the splines at the top of the shaft that links the L.U to the engine(flywheel) should be greased?

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To grease or not to grease that is the question?

Granted I've never serviced an Etec but I always put a thin smear of waterproof grease on the splines
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Granted I've never serviced an Etec but I always put a thin smear of waterproof grease on the splines
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Don't put the grease on top though.
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Don't put the grease on top though.
A very good but subtle piece of advice!

DO NOT GREASE THE TOP OF THE SHAFT!

The risk is that you will cause a "lock" and be unable to remove the shaft next year. A very light greasing is what is required.
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A very good but subtle piece of advice!

DO NOT GREASE THE TOP OF THE SHAFT!

The risk is that you will cause a "lock" and be unable to remove the shaft next year. A very light greasing is what is required.
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And having to drill through a Yamaha f225 driveshaft to sever it through From behind the leg you realise how important it is to grease the splines!
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