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John12

RO# 23444

Posted - Oct 24 2008 :  20:25:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

....Last week, I visited a Boat-Dealer. He sells Merc.-power-

packages. I ask the Sales Rep. about

Steering-Play with B 3 outdrives).

He said, they had a problem with a 1998 B 3. The outdrive was neglected by the Owner.

He concluded, this issue is a maintenance issue.

He stopped short of explaining what the maintenance

procedure is,--- to avoid this problem.

Thanks for your help. John.











Homeport: Lake Huron

Bondo

RO# 8246

Posted - Oct 25 2008 :  09:47:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ayuh,...

If the gimbel ring isn't properly torqued where it joins the swivel pin,..
It gets wallowed out,+ Loose....

Once it gets worn,... Replacement of the gimbel ring is the only Cure...


"Any Grease is Better, Than No Grease At All"

Homeport: The Mouth of the Chaumont River, Chaumont Bay, Ny. Go to Top of Page

RamSport47

RO# 28240

Posted - Oct 25 2008 :  14:30:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
who is this "Ayuh" guy you keep referring to?

Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag V-drives

Homeport: Cedar Point Marina, Ohio Go to Top of Page

jtybt15

RO# 3300

Posted - Oct 26 2008 :  00:41:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ayuh! It started when BE migrated to the far north. How else do you think they got a moose as a mascot.




Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



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Bondo

RO# 8246

Posted - Oct 26 2008 :  10:49:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ayuh,....

Google is your Friend Ramsport,...

I was born,+ raised in Downeast Maine.....

Are you makng Fun of my dialect,..?? :D


"Any Grease is Better, Than No Grease At All"

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ddurand

RO# 5015

Posted - Oct 26 2008 :  18:56:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basically there is a square pin in a square hole and if things are not torqued properly things begin to wear and the pin or hole starts to be round and you have play.

On an Alpha its two small bolts that need to be torqued properly, unsure of a Bravo.

If things have worn badly, there are companies that will add material and re-machine the gimbal ring and the shaft back to factory specs, but its a lot of work to get the gimbal ring out. A Merc dealer would probably only use expensive Merc parts.



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jtybt15

RO# 3300

Posted - Oct 26 2008 :  19:34:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The swivel pin/gimbal ring is the most likely poiint of wear but not the only point of play. First you have to determine where the play is. Isolate the play between the steering wheel and drive. Have someone rock the steering wheel back and forth as you hold the steering arm on the inside of the transom...where the end of the steering cable attaches to the arm. See if there's any play. Then have your friend rock the drive back and forth as you hold the arm where it connects to the swivel pin(way inside the transom). Either the play is in the steering arm/swivel pin connection or it's the swivel pin/gimbal ring connection. Both can be a PITA to fix.




Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



Homeport: Ca Go to Top of Page

Estimator

RO# 23140



Posted - Oct 27 2008 :  00:03:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/lifeinnewengland/Essays/accents.html

Bondo…..first Google hit

Always have appreciated your willingness to share knowledge and experiences…

Wishing ya’ll a good week

Stan


"In Heat"
1997 Bayliner Capri 2350 LS SE, 454, Bravo III
"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."
-Will Rogers-

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jtybt15

RO# 3300

Posted - Oct 27 2008 :  02:41:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee Bill, You don't sound like that when you write. I'd sure like to hear the conversation between you and muddie(Loosiana).




Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



Homeport: Ca Go to Top of Page

Bondo

RO# 8246

Posted - Oct 27 2008 :  19:35:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ayuh,....

I guess you're lucky I've kinda lost the "Wicked" over the last 30 years or so...

They teach us to read,+ write normal english, aka, American english....
It just comes out of our mouths atad differently....

And,....
Ya gotta Remembah,... It's Wicked Hahd to be a typin' this stuff, 1 fingid,+ all...


"Any Grease is Better, Than No Grease At All"

Edited by - Bondo on Oct 27 2008 19:36:14

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dollelliott

RO# 11160

Posted - Nov 13 2008 :  21:23:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I went through the same problem last year after 500 hrs. on my engine and outdrive. The gimbal ring becomes worn and the swivel shaft gets loose. To repair it Mercruiser style really costs $$$$. Maybe you can find my blog on my agony at replacing both of them. Try www.jrmarine.com, though BoatFix has some of the same parts. This guy has great, detailed directions. Corrosion was my big problem since I am a salt water user. It runs and steers just fine now. I used so much Never Seize that I slipped out of bed one night.


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ctcruiser

RO# 19289

Posted - Nov 16 2008 :  01:39:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a little play in mine as well I want to check and tigten the bolts for this thhatto the proper toqure. My question is do do I have to break bolt loose befor tightening or just statr tightening


Homeport: Connecticut Go to Top of Page

jtybt15

RO# 3300

Posted - Nov 16 2008 :  02:28:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They can get salt in the threads. It's best to break them free(loosen) and then re-tighten




Charlie

There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904



Homeport: Ca Go to Top of Page

jnova1111

RO# 12532

Posted - Nov 19 2008 :  21:01:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When you attempt to torque the stainless steel U bolt make sure there is no significant corrosion between the SS U bolt and the gimbal ring. If there is corrosion you will need to free up the bolt from the ring otherwise it will be impossible to properly torque the U bolt.


Edited by - jnova1111 on Nov 19 2008 21:03:01

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