Grease Type

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

  1. goodhands_gheenoer

    goodhands_gheenoer Well-Known Member

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    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

    http://www.crcindustries.com/marine/content/prod_detail.aspx?PN=SL3120&S=N


    http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/productDetails.aspx?SKU=998016721
     
  4. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    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...

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  8. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

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

    goodhands_gheenoer Well-Known Member

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    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...