grease fitting

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by jeffrey r, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. jeffrey r

    jeffrey r New Member

    1
    Mar 22, 2016
    long island
    225 weekender I/O
    mercury mercruiser bravo
    hello
    the grease fitting on my stern drive has come loose and will not tighten back in
    probably cause of the tight location of it ...im sure the treads got damaged over years of putting the grease gun on it
    i am looking for a new one
    many boat stores don't have them
    but i did find grease fitting in the auto part store
    im not sure if it is a metric fitting or sae fitting
    not looking to damage the hole inside itself
    please help
    thank you
    jeff
     
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    948
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    The only thing that would concern me was if the threads would rust in the salt environment. I guess you could buy one of each and see which one fits. Grease it real well and keep an eye on the fitting to see if it's rusting.
     
  3. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    If your referring to the gimbal bearing grease fitting if water does get in there it will ruin the bearing and maybe more. If it were me I would get one size larger fitting and drill & tap for new fitting.

    Maybe someone else will have a better idea.
     

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