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Old 04-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Mercury 150 optimax steering arm corrosion

My new purchase has surface rust on the steering arm etc . How worried should I be ! What would new parts cost ? Hoping to use the boat all summer and have them replaced over the winter
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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They all rust to shit there. But they are made of plenty of metal. If the bushes all seem good, then leave it till the end of the summer. Then over the winter you can whip it off, blast & powder coat... then refit with new grease and bushes for next season.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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Thanks captain, it's not a job I could do, I am not mechanically competent, do you know anybody in the north west area that could take this on
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:05 AM   #4
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It isnt actually that hard, Ive done it which is proof enough.

probably best to ask some of the Northern lads who they would/wouldnt recommend.
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I may have a spare....
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I would say that needs attention sooner rather than later!
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:07 PM   #15
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I have one with a lower Yoke, but it's located in Denmark.
I can ship if you are interested.
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my new purchase has surface rust on the steering arm etc . How worried should i be !......
surface rust???
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #17
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That's pretty bad, has the engine got any of its annodes left in tact too?
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I am having the steering arm/pin replaced in the next few weeks
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:49 AM   #19
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When the head is off, you might also want to check the yoke and check/replace the motor mounts, both upper and lower.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:55 PM   #20
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I would say that needs attention sooner rather than later!
id say so lol,

The steering tube I've just thrown away from an 88 blackmax was in a million times better condition.

get solid mounts whilst your at it! its so annoying when the rubber ones go and you then cant get the blots out!

i believe nickskip can now get them made at a very reasonable price. if not just get them imported from bobs machine shop.
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