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outrage22 posted 06-14-2002 12:52 AM ET (US)   Profile for outrage22   Send Email to outrage22  
I am rigging a pair of merc 125's and cannot find the trim sender. (for trim guage) it should be a brown/white wire under the cowlining that i tap into, but i cannot find it. help on this is much appreciated. thank you.
lhg posted 06-14-2002 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Mercury only furnishes trim senders on their V-6 engines. For 125's and down, it is an accessory option for about $80 from a dealer. The engine has to be tilted all the way up to install and adjust this, and it goes on the engine portion of the bracket on the port side. It's a little round puck with two ears for screws. If you look, you will see the pre-drilled holes for the screws, and the large SS slotted screw that rotates the sender as you trim up or down.

I have disabled all of mine. I think they're a waste of money, personally, and never work very well, and have given up on them. But if you do spring for them, BE SURE to put anti-sieze compound on the screw threads, as they will quickly freeze up with the SS/Aluminum contact. I trim by looks, and how the boat is running. It is not too hard to tell if the twins are the same.

outrage22 posted 06-18-2002 12:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for outrage22  Send Email to outrage22     
thanks much for the info.


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