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Old 08-23-2011, 02:38 PM
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Anyone have a good suggestion on how best to clean out inside the tube to get the rust out?

Is there some kind of small wire brush or sanding disk to attach to a drill that will fit "Just right" to clean it out good.

I under stand that there is a special nut with grease zert that can be installed on the other end of the stearing rod. I went to West Marine but they did not have them. I never went to a boat dealer.
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To clean the tube I use a wire brush bit on a cordless drill with plenty of pb blaster.
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I also use a silicone spray on mine. Just spray after each trip. Turn motor all the way to one side so ou can spray the whole rod.

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:39 PM
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I use a 12 cleaning brush on an old cleaning rod .Put the rod in a drill and get after it. There is a lube nut but i cant remember the name of it .
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I also use a silicone spray on mine. Just spray after each trip. Turn motor all the way to one side so ou can spray the whole rod.
Silicone spray works too,but like you said it you need to spray it often. The lube made for steering is very tacky and stays in the tube longer.
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how does that work Ryan ?? That nut replaces what ?? The tube connects to the nut and the bottle of lube and it greases the inside of the rod/tube how ??
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:46 PM
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how does that work Ryan ?? That nut replaces what ?? The tube connects to the nut and the bottle of lube and it greases the inside of the rod/tube how ??
It threads on the steering tube on the side with the tie rod. It has a o ring inside that seals it off and you squirt the lube inside the tube with the attachment hose. The nut with the zert does not replace anything,it is only used to lube the cable. After you lube it you take the nut off and put your tie rod back on and your done....smooth as silk.
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gotchya !!! Thats what i was calling you about the other night when you were babysitting....
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gotchya !!! Thats what i was calling you about the other night when you were babysitting....
Oh ok....my bad I forgot to call you back. That lil girl kept me up all night with all the thunder and lightning!
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:59 PM
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It threads on the steering tube on the side with the tie rod. It has a o ring inside that seals it off and you squirt the lube inside the tube with the attachment hose. The nut with the zert does not replace anything,it is only used to lube the cable. After you lube it you take the nut off and put your tie rod back on and your done....smooth as silk.
Would this be similar to "oil filled" wheel bearing? You fill up the tube with this the Overton oil stuff.
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Would this be similar to "oil filled" wheel bearing? You fill up the tube with this the Overton oil stuff.
To be honest with you I have never worked on the new style oil bath hubs. I will have to check into that....
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Jordan u get that steering apart ?
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yes....... Robert did actually. He took a 15" galvenized nail and blunted the tip to make it flat. He un-screwed the nut and knocked the eyelet and sleeve back through. Another problem is that the steering wheel "pops" when turning it.

We still have to take motor off and replace the tube. It is all pitted inside on the top. I took a pic of the nail and the rod/sleeve/eyelet combination, but some how my phone didnt save them.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:09 AM
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The steering box may have to be replaced also . Sometimes the gear inside will strip if the steering was forced in an attempt to free it up. I wouldnt change that tube on the motor unless it was rusted thru ,but thats me.
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The steering box may have to be replaced also . Sometimes the gear inside will strip if the steering was forced in an attempt to free it up. I wouldnt change that tube on the motor unless it was rusted thru ,but thats me.

even with the pitting..... Robert bought a can of PB blaster and its about empty. I got him some silicone spray( Liquid wrench) and worked the rod over and over with it.

Robert bought a stainless steel tube. I have a cherry picker , i dont think it will be that hard of a job, could be wrong.....
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:14 AM
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If you already have the parts go for it. It shouldnt be that bad of a job if you have a lift to hold the motor while you work on it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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I truely appreciate the help fellas.... Kenner, i owe ya one bro..... Same goes for you Ryan. Robert was going to bring it to the shop, and yet we fixed it (with ya'lls help)
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No prob man thats why we are here ...to help each other out . Glad I could help .
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