How to install the missing grease fitting that prevents steeering arm water leakage

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Bt Doctur, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    How to install missing grease fitting, updated W measurements

    I will be posting detailed instructions and maybe video showing how to install the missing grease fitting for the steering arm. I have done 2 already and its a simple fix.This housing will be used for the demo showing where, how deep, and what sizes to drill and tap complete with the measurements .
    This housing(Alpha GEN II type) is from a 6 year old boat that was already showing signs of corrosion under the steering arm.
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    Done early enough ,it will save you the expense and trouble of cutting holes in your existing housing because water is leaking in.
    Hope to have it up in a few days so keep watching.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  2. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  3. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting that prevents steeering arm water leak

    Can this be done without removing the outdrive?
     
  4. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    Re: How to install the missing grease fitting that prevents steeering arm water leak

    When is it too late for this to help? Once you have play in that pin? I think I might have a little leaking in my port assembly but I don't think there is play in the pin and bushing. With it help lube the seal and stop the leak?
     
  5. 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 that prevents steeering arm water leak

    This procedure can be done with no dis-assembly of the housing . Just need a new battery in my calipers for the
    mesurements.
     
  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 that prevents steeering arm water leak

    I endorse this totally, it works, and do it now before you have issues.
     
  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 that prevents steeering arm water leak

    This also shows the corrosion after only 6 years , 4 years lake water and where the hole ends up. I would think the sooner the better. It`s too late when you do start leaking water.
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  8. 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 that prevents steeering arm water leak

    The measurements areas follows: seal thickness .253 ,bushing width.458 , and bottom of case to the
    center of bushing hole .500

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    Good Luck for the install and post your pics
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  9. 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 that prevents steeering arm water leak

    Will try to keep this current just incase someone needs to have it done to their drive.
     

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