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A bit of advice wanted please, I have a Wilson Flyer, running on a e-tec 75hp motor. I recently renewed the oil in the motor, but since then  the side mount controls are a right pain, trying to engage in forward/reverse making a clunking noise when eventually engaging.  Was never a  issue before the oil change. Any  suggestions Oh! Wise Ones. :(

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I'm confused with that one ? ? ?

The oil is in a reservoir and a computer controls the amount that is added to the mixture for the engine.?

They are ( were )  set for standard oil as default but could have a software upgrade to use " posh " oil. This costs more but uses much less.

I have no idea why this would affect your engine but I suppose an E-Tec engineer could figure it out.

Sam Cobb at Golden arrow in Poole near RNLI is a bit of an expert in these things and has all the latest software.

They are not cheap though !

 

Jim

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I assume you mean you renewed the gearbox oil?

Sounds like you removed the pivot screw for the gear selector instead of the drain plug.

Well Brian it was the main 2 stroke oil that mixes with the fuel in the e-tec 75  body itself that I changed, can't see that interfering with the side mount controls, but then again I'm  no way savvy on the workings of boat maintainence. It probably just decided to give up the ghost at the same time! knowing my luck  :( Would you know  if these side mount controls are compatable with most outboard motors mate?.......As you can see I,m not well up on the practical side of our hobby, Cheers!

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Maybe take up golf?

 

There is no way that topping up oil should cause a gear issue. Unless you have disturbed the linkage under the cowling.

 

Or have you just checked them at the same time and infact the controls were clunky already?

 

Are you putting it ingear with \ without the engine running? in \ out of water? How did they perform the last time you tried? Was any work carrid out in the meantime?

 

Too many questions and not enough info.

 

Go with the golf!

 

Rob

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Maybe take up golf?

 

There is no way that topping up oil should cause a gear issue. Unless you have disturbed the linkage under the cowling.

 

Or have you just checked them at the same time and infact the controls were clunky already?

 

Are you putting it ingear with \ without the engine running? in \ out of water? How did they perform the last time you tried? Was any work carrid out in the meantime?

 

Too many questions and not enough info.

 

Go with the golf!

 

Rob

Aye Rob, only put it into gear with the engine running, in the water. That suggestion  of disturbing the linkage could be worth checking tho'. When last used ( THREE WEEKS AGO) they were engaging with no bother, as I said I'll check.

IF no joy! YOU can carry my clubs. ;)

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The first principle of boat maintenance is the for every problem you solve there will be at least another two problems come to light.

 

This will keep you busy and the Chandlers rich.

 

The only way round this is to get a nearly new boat and get someone else to maintain it.

 

You will then be so broke that you have to sell the boat.

 

Mend the boat and go out fishing with a mate.

 

Tony

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Did you get the plastic bottle top out of the oil tank and its fallen down and jamming the linkage ?

Aye  Bud! somebody got the bottle top out mate. Using an endoscope camera and a bendy grabber. Still hard to engage into gear tho' which has only happened since that little escapade. :(  Got me beat!

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