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lpaton posted 05-22-2002 07:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for lpaton   Send Email to lpaton  
This is not Whaler specific but I am stumped and have to get the Outrage in the water by Sunday. Fishing opens following week!
1994 200hp Yamaha.Changes leakig o-ring on trim cylinders end cap on the weekend.Repalced oil with power steering fluid as advised by Yamaha dealer. After endless filling, bleeding etc all air is out of cylinders I think.Trim cylinders work fine going up but tilt cylinder very slow. Will raise a little and stop. I wait a few seconds and go at it again. Same thing . Takes about five trys to get engine fully up. Comes down well albeit fast.Twice a day I check oil resevoir. Took a little initially but now full.
Could the viscosity be too low with power steering fluid? Afraid I may blow the seals. That would really put a damper on fishing.
Please help
lpaton posted 05-22-2002 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
A horrible thought just occurred to me. When winterizing outboard last autumn a buddy helped me out.On the list was to top up trim tilt reservoir which he did. Brake fluid and power steering fluid sit next to each other on the shelf!!!
Steve Leone posted 05-22-2002 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
thats probably what happened. it does`nt take much of that brake fluid to soften, swell and disolve those type of seals. if that is the case you best look on flea-bay for a new unit or change out all the rubber in yours, steve out.

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