Ooops wrong screw

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Duckpoor, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Duckpoor

    Duckpoor New Member

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    Buddy called looking for some advice.
    While changing the lower unit grease in his 87 Johnson 25 .
    He managed to get a hold of the wrong screw on the gearcase and removed the shifter yoke pivoit rather than the drain screw. ( in his defense , they are right together and, there might have been a pop with foam on top involved.. who knows)
    Wonder if anyone else has been thru a simular deal and if a disassembly is necessary or if it can be replaced .
    I am sure if it can be replaced there are tricks to do so and at this point we are scratching our heads .
    Thoughts or well wishes for us would be appreciated..

    LOL .. the things we get our selves into.

    Ron.
     
  2. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    I had the same problem, I used a weling rod to position the rod, I also put it in backwards and I had changed the length of the shift shaft, I hope you guys have better luck.
     

  3. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Guess you guys never read the post, where I mentioned, never take out a screw in the lower unit that has a phillipos head on it.:wink:
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Never messed with them Ron but wish you luck in getting it fixed.
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Use a sharp long object and line it back up. and don't drink barley malt while working on a boat motor.
     
  6. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    I just replaced seals in my lower unit and was wondering what that little screw was doing there, I almost unscrewed it but just left it instead...I guess a little angel was looking out for me.....:big_smile: