Re: [omc-boats] Tilt... won't...

From: Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:30:24 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 17 Sep 2005, Mike Sweeney wrote:
> Picked up a "new" 1970 Reveler. Can't seem to get lower unit down. I hear a
> solenoid click, but nothing from the tilt motor. Could it be stuck, or
> disconnected somewhere? Your thoughts appreciated

All the electrical suggestions have been spot on, but I'd also suggest
checking the oil in the tilt gearcase. It's the small circular box on the
lower port (left) side of the outdrive. You'll see a cylindrical "tube"
penetrating the transom - this contains the worm gear from the tilt motor.
The gearbox is attached to this and is about the diameter of a Compact Disc
and about two inches thick. There's an oil fill/level hole on the side
of it - I forget if it takes OMC Type C or SAE automotive oil, but on
mine it's engraved on the case. My cover has two stripped bolts and
leaks a bit - every few months the oil leaks out (and worse, water leaks
in), and the gear box seizes up. Then we hear the click from the relay,
but the motor doesn't turn at all. Just pull off the oil hole and pump
a bit in and see if it overflows.

One other thing to try is to have a partner pull up or down on the
outdrive while you hit the button. I've found that, even when the
gearbox is seized from lack of oil, the motor will still work
as long as someone "helps it along."


<A HREF=""> Ethan Brodsky </A>
UW FutureCar Team Paradigm: Two-Year FutureCar Challenge Winner
UW-Madison Clean Snowmobile Team: Winner of the 2004 SAE CSC
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