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Bertramp posted 07-11-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bertramp   Send Email to Bertramp  
I have a 1984 yamaha 70 .... runs fine, but when lowering the engine I get a squeaking/squealing sound .... where do you lubricate it ?
litnin posted 07-11-2003 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for litnin  Send Email to litnin     
Same problem that I have with my 87' Evinrude 90 V4. Squealing almost grinding noise. I have lubricated every grease fitting that I can see with no results. I would like answers also. Chris
Bigshot posted 07-12-2003 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Usually it is the point where the main tilt rod connects to the engine. You can spray all you want but you have to remove it and regrease.....have fun:)
Robob2003 posted 07-13-2003 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Robob2003  Send Email to Robob2003     
I love this site.

I thought mine was the only one that sounded like a door hinge badly in need of oiling. My 1966 Sakonnet has a 1981 Johnson 100 HP and when I first operated the trim/tilt the noise was alarming.

I suspect the former owner wasn't into grease but he did spend $4,000 rebuilding the motor except for the tilt tube.

A few shots with OMC grease into the zerk fitings and liberal applications of CorrosionX to all of the moving parts have quieted it down considerably. I hope additional greasing and usage will make it quieter.

Other than replacing the tilt tube, which is major surgery, are there any tips out there?

Steve Leone posted 07-15-2003 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
You can gently and carefully use a propane torch to heat up the shoulders of the pivot. Afer heating spray the corrosion X on. You may have to repeat this.The heat will draw the oil in. Steve
NewportMe posted 07-23-2003 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for NewportMe  Send Email to NewportMe     
The amount of knowledge on this site is amazing. I removed and regreased the pin on my main tilt ram, it now operates smoothly and QUIETLY. Thanks to all

Regards, Bruce

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