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Old 08 September 2019, 10:10   #1
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Mercury 15hp 1998 - how to tilt???

Chaps, please excuse the newbie question...

Iím not sure how/if my vintage motor can tilt on transom, or if itís stuck or knackered..?

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Old 08 September 2019, 10:34   #3
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Lift it up from the pilots position and it will go into three positions of trim (shallow water running) or lift it up further to lock it in the horizontal position, then lift again and it will drop back down. If it is not doing this then the pivot pin is bent or needs cleaning/greasing.

The one-handed tilt/trim once you get used to it is a superb feature.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f36/mariner...pin-61712.html
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Hmm. Feels like itís about to rip off the transom, like a locking pin is still in or something.

Canít see what lever/catch is supposed to disengage ..?
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Should this have a bolt holding it in?
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I could not see the pics but maybe it is an older model than the more common one on here?? (ie without the one-hand tilt/trim?)
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I could not see the pics but maybe it is an older model than the more common one on here?? (ie without the one-hand tilt/trim?)
I know its a big ask but if yours is local, could you show me your moves?

I'm sure this (new to me) ol' fooker is stuck.
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Are you sure it's not in reverse gear.......?
It won't tilt out if it is.

Sorry if this is "teaching my Granny how to suck eggs"
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Yours is an older 4-stroke I think Jimbo??

In that case it's different to the auto type on the 15hp 2-stroke many of us know.

I think however illogical you have to put yours into forward gear then tilt up.... it will seem heavy. The lever you have you hand on in post #5 then can be engaged as the tilt lock.

To release lift OB a little to take pressure of the tilt lock... then release the tilt lock lever and lower it.

BTW you seem to be missing your trim angle setting pin??
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Put in in forward gear then itíll tilt. Those Mercury 2-strokes had a bit of an unusual system linked to the gear selector level.
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Mercury 15hp 1998 - how to tilt???

Cheers for the help chaps, you all seem to be right!

Iím missing the following items:
- Trim rod assembly.
- Nut & Bolt for the tilt lock lever to stabilise it.

All ordered after sussing the part numbers from a retro manual, which was no mean feat!

It also looks to disengage a flappy bit from the non existent trim rod only in FWD gear as Tim suggested.

Will await the postman, get spannering and revert.

Nearly there, and I thought this was supposed to be a relaxing hobby...
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It was jammed shut!
Slackened off the tilt tube nuts, removed troll bracket, applied the worlds surplus of wd40 & got cracking with the crow bar.
Not so tough now are you...
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Keep that 6ft bar handy... you might need to adjust the idle mixture next!
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