How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Alpha

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Bt Doctur, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
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    locate the center of the pin ,can be done visually
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    Drill in 3/8 ths of an inch with a #3 drill bit for 1/4 x 28 thread and tap .
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    using a 3/64 drill bit CAREFULLY drill approx. 3/4 to 1 inch into the housing until the magnet picks up steel shavings.STOP DRILLING. Install grease fitting.inject grease until you see it between the steering yoke and transom.
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    Your now done.
    another measuring device is to use a 5/16 ths hex nut [​IMG]
     
  2. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

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    a cutaway of a housing
     
  3. BlewByYou88

    BlewByYou88 Member

    958
    Jul 24, 2010
    Arizona
    268 Sea Ray Sundancer 1988
    2X 4.3L 4bbl Mercs w/ Alphas
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

    The Zirc Fitting went in the very top on the Early model bravos not where you drilled it...I assume you are trying to grease the bushing. There is an upper, and lower...You will only get the lower one by doing what you did.
     
  4. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

    The only way water can get through the pin area is by the bushing BT is showing you, top bushing is not subjected to water intrusion.
     
  5. BlewByYou88

    BlewByYou88 Member

    958
    Jul 24, 2010
    Arizona
    268 Sea Ray Sundancer 1988
    2X 4.3L 4bbl Mercs w/ Alphas
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

    The Lower Bushing shouldn't be experiencing water intrusion, if it is, that means the seal has gone bad below the bushing.
     
  6. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

    Bingo!!
     
  7. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting in a Bravo drive, same procedure for Al

    and the seal went bad because it never had grease . The cutaway pics are only 2 years old and you can see the corrosion there
     

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