Author Topic: Tight EBB on Mercury  (Read 817 times)

Mike Ayling

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Tight EBB on Mercury
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:20:43 AM »
Last time I loosened the four EBB tightening bolts the EBB slid around easily.

This time it was very difficult to move. I dripped a bit of oil into the keyhole slots under the four bolts but it did not do much good.

How do I lube the EBB case so that it slides around more easily?

Mike


Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop

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Re: Tight EBB on Mercury
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 11:49:43 AM »
Hi, Grease on the eccentric works best. The shell of the eccentric is stainless so not very springy, because of this the tabs sometimes need prying apart, you can use a flat screwdriver with the bolts removed, or use the coin method shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFLDSeK7LY

Mike Ayling

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Re: Tight EBB on Mercury
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:22:48 PM »
Thanks Dave,

I will give that a go next time.

Mike