Stuck lower unit bolts

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by slimdaddy, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i got a 85 hp johnson wanting to put a new impeller in it but the bolts on the lower unit is corroded in feels like there going to break if i turn them more got 2 stuck any suggestions on getting them out without breaking them off any help would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Keith run over to wally world and get you a can of mapps gas and heat those bolts and run them out so far and squirt some pb blaster on them and run them back in to help release the corrison.
     

  3. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    We use alot of PB Blaster at work. That stuff is awesome.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Another good one is Silikroil. Impressed with that one as well.
     
  5. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    thanks bubbakat didnt know if you could put heat on there ill try it and see what happens
     
  6. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    bubba did what you told me and got the bolts out with no problem
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Keith before you reinstall them go get you a thread chaser and clean those threads real good and put some antiseize on them before you reinstall them.
     
  8. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    ok i will do that thanks