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Brite Idea

RO# 12714

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  14:08:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there anything else to do besides gear oil,alignment and spline grease? Do you ever have to separate the upper and lower for maintenance?

Homeport: Copiague, N.Y.


RO# 12438

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  14:24:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
no,you do not need to seaprate the case. impellers are engine driven, and should be changed yearly, depending on the hours. anodes are the only other maintenance on the drives. i believe you have it covered.


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RO# 3300

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  14:40:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't forget the U joints.


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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Brite Idea

RO# 12714

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  15:23:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The u-joints are sealed on the newer drives, I'm not crazy about it either. I'd rather give it a shot of new grease every year. I asked the question because I thought even though the drive doesn't need any kind of annual work in there, it might be a good idea just to seperate it so nothing seizes together.
My last boat had a Bravo III and I never seperated the upper from the lower but maybe I should've just to check the seals and whatever else might need to be inspected.

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RO# 16534

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  16:15:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Gary said. Also, don't forget to use a new gasket installation set...actually, they're O-rings, but don't reuse the old ones. Torque the six mounting nuts to 50 ft/lbs and tighten in a criss-cross fashion.

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RO# 12842

Posted - Feb 24 2007 :  18:16:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My truck has 140K on it with sealed u-joints. They were recently inspected (last week)and found to be fine. I see nothing wrong with grease fittings either. I guess only time will tell.

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