Grease Type

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by goodhands_gheenoer, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. goodhands_gheenoer

    goodhands_gheenoer Well-Known Member

    What type of grease or lubricant do you use for parts like the manual tilt lever and such? Mine started sticking a bit and I noticed a little rust on the part.
  2. MATT

    MATT Well-Known Member

    anything as long as it's blue.....

  3. MATT

    MATT Well-Known Member
  4. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    For exposed parts West Marine has a Rattle can Spray that seems pretty good ...
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Any marine grease is better than no grease,
    and your owner's manual has an entire list
    of what to lube and how often.
    It even has a recommended lube schedule.
    Which, I've noticed most folks don't follow.
    Usually, lubrication doesn't get done until something sticks.
    Then they're stuck with solving a problem,
    which would have been easier to prevent.

    Think about it...
    When was the last time you lubed your outboard?

  6. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    everyday! isnt that what theyre calling it these days? ;)
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Nope CR, ya got it wrong,
    we're discussin' lubin' yer outboard
    not drainin' yer lower unit
    or checkin' yer dipstick...


  8. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    yea but the later two are just so much funner ::)
  9. goodhands_gheenoer

    goodhands_gheenoer Well-Known Member

    Thank you Matt and all. I used the trailer bearing grease I had. I forgot it was an all purpose grease. It worked like a charm. without sounding perverted, I wonder what else I should be greasing on the outboard?
  10. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    carb and throttle linkages, zerk fittings, cowl clamps
    prop shaft, steering tubes, tilt tubes...