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Old 04 September 2012, 11:35   #1
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Trim Cylinder Whining Noise Suzuki df70

While tying up to my swing mooring last weekend and raising engine into stowage position where I put on the trim support.

Heard a whining noise emanating from what I think is the trim cylinder and engine seemed reluctant to move for a second or two after which engine eventually raised

Can anyone advise??

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Old 04 September 2012, 11:50   #2
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Poss air in the oil or low oil, check your level
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Old 04 September 2012, 11:57   #3
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Apologies, may seem a dumb question, but as a complete novice any advice on how to check oil /top up oil appreciated
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Should be in the owners manual; possibly in the service manual (which you'd have to buy, but IMO which you should have anyway.)

Not sure about Suzuki's but on my Yam it's a matter of tilting the motor up, removing a cap, and checking that the oil is pretty close to the level of the opening. I'd be surprised if the Suzy's any different.

If it's air (kind of a grinding sound as the rams cycle) you may be able to remedy by cycling from full down to up and back several times with a few minutes pause between to allow oil to settle. Take care not to overheat the tilt/trim motors, and might be good to have an AC powered charger on the batteries to keep them from draining.

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I think pretty much all of them have the same fill hole - there aren't Too many places you can put an easy access fill plug on an outboard!

The air should find its way to the top, but topping up probably best done ashore to prevent water ingress. Only you will be able to make the ease / ignore call with it being on a mooring.
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