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Old 06 July 2022, 18:44   #1
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Mercury 2.2 Two Stroke Tilt Lock

A fairly ancient Mercury 2.2 two stroke has come into my possession and this might seem like a stupid question because it probably is but, when itís tilted up there doesnít seem to be any way of making it stay that way. Is that just how these engines are or is there something missing off the one Iíve got?
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Old 06 July 2022, 18:55   #2
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Tilt locks are so often seized through lack of lubrication. Get under there and watch what happens when lifted... but mind your fingers even on a small OB!
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Old 06 July 2022, 19:47   #3
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Hi Fenlander, thanks for that but there doesnít appear to be anything other than the bolt it tilts on. I wondered if there was a catch or something missing but thereís nothing obvious.
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Old 06 July 2022, 21:22   #4
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Some small outboards dont have a tilt lock, I have had 2 that came without it fitted, a small block of wood with a rope to save loosing it was all I used to wedge them in the shallow or right up position.
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Old 06 July 2022, 22:23   #5
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How ancient?
Have a play with this site & see if anything comes up.
www.crowleymarine.com
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Old 07 July 2022, 06:46   #6
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On the starboard side transom clamp you will find a 1/4" hole an inch behind the bolt that the engine pivots on to tilt. Tilt up the engine and stick a screwdriver or similar through this hole to keep engine up. There would have been a tilt stopper through this hole when new.
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Old 07 July 2022, 17:22   #7
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Thanks Davie I’ll have another look at that when I get back to where the engine is. Thanks again.
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Old 07 July 2022, 18:53   #8
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I think it should have a tilt stopper..
Basically you tilt it up and push the stopper through to keep it tilted. Then to lower, take the weight of the leg and pull the stopper out.
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