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Old 19-01-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Another XR2 problem/question

Why mid section and lower unit are rusted?? How to fix that?? Why this engine do not have anti-rust anodes??

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Old 19-01-2007, 06:28 PM   #2

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Salt water. You can't really fix it just keep a good coat of paint on it. Black hamerite on the ferrous bits won't hurt. Keep it well greased too. They do have anodes, one the midsection at the bottom between the two transom brackets and one on the gearcasing. The sportsmaster has three gearcase anodes.

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Old 20-01-2007, 01:03 AM   #3
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i,ve painted the yoke and bottom braket in coal tar epoxy, the stuff we use on lock gates. its made 18 months and is just starting to come through. thats better than when it was new from merc.
Speed costs weight so what do we cut off first
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Old 20-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
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dont forget the obvious, a good old wash with water after you use it . . . every time . . . .
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Old 20-01-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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and the other obvious one, grease nipples are built in for a reason! again every time, oh and trim engine up for the yoke one as it helps the grease go to the top. and watch it squeeze the water out.
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