Join Date: Jun 2011
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Our outboard had a respite ashore last year and became rather lazy. When we got it back it ran and still runs as well as it ever did, but it seems that the lubricant for the motor in the mounting bracket has hardened and the motor no longer turns at all easily, nor does it turn more than a few inches.
We have tried every product available that we know of, from PB Blaster to acetone to gasoline and nothing seems to eat out the old, dried up lubricant. Disassembly is not an option, so I'm asking if anyone knows any product that will eat away this old, hardened lubricant without eating the aluminum, in place?
Thanks in advance.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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