2005 Mercury 25hp manual tilt grease??

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Rookiemistake, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Rookiemistake

    Rookiemistake Well-Known Member

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    Last outing i discovered my engine was a little harder to tilt up.it isnt completely seized, just takes more effort. Trips before this there wasnt any noticeable tension while lifting the motor. Is there anywhere to add grease or lube?this seems like an easy fix by just adding grease. The problem is i dont know where to put it. Thanks rob
     
  2. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    there should be 2 grease fittings on the tilt tube housing....
    --sometimes they wont take grease and if they do - it doesnt seem to help, before it seizes up youll need to take it apart and clean / grease it...
    - :)
     

  3. Rookiemistake

    Rookiemistake Well-Known Member

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    so do i just take the large bolts off the tilt tube? and remove the engine and replace/grease tube?
     
  4. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    large nuts - yes, are there any grease fittings?
     
  5. Rediculous

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    I have the same engine, and mine got tight recently. Had to take the grease fittings off and clean the gunk out. Put them back on and re-greased, now it's like butter. Super easy fix.