Originally Posted by chriscraft
The Honda trim gauge on my starboard outboard is sticking, ie as the engine is trimmed up or down the gauge doesn't respond for a good few minutes, although the needle does seem to settle in the right position eventually.
Now this is a pain, but not sure whether it's worth paying a technician to sort out. Can anyone tell me how these trim indicators work, and whether there is anything simple I can do to remedy the fault (eg what the right place might be for a judicious squirt of WD40).Thanks
lift the engine fully up and on the left hand side just under the outboard saddle is a small black lever with a spring around it...
you need to undo the cross head screw and pull off the lever along with the spring.
clean it up in wd 40 replace it and check to see if the lever moves up and down freely.
if so sorted.
if not loosen the screw a little and check again.
if this is the case a small locking washer and try again.
The unit itself is not serviceable but the spring and lever are.