Honda 50 power tilt

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Honda 50 power tilt

Post by BigBucks » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:23 am

Hey Guys,

When cleaning my boat after my last outing I discovered oil leaking around the ram of my power tilt, the oil is now contaminated. So does anybody have any experience in changing the oil seal on a Honda 50 power tilt? the one that that seals the ram. It looks like a bugger of a job with specialist tools required to get the collar off.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated.

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Re: Honda 50 power tilt

Post by Once Bitten » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:43 am

Question is how bad is the leak and do you want to spend the money to get it fixed. The seal kit will cost you about $100 and the labour from a techy will cost about another $100. The main issue with doing it yourself is that specialised tools are required in most cases. I had a leaking ram on my previous 50hp 4 stk Yammy and as the leak wasn't too bad I just topped it (the hydrolic oil) up every few months and it continued to work fine - just kept an eye on it and wiped dust and oil build up of the main housing every time I saw it leaking... The best way to avoid the leaking is to brace your motor with a motor support when tilted up and travelling (especially on corrigatioms) and not to hit anything when boating! Either way it will cost you quite a few bucks.
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Post by theodosius » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:49 am

Tool is pretty cheap, I had a yamaha knockoff one from supercheap batteries. I ordered all the orings from the tates for 25 bucks. It was a little tricky to remove the trim assembly and you havr to be careful with the trim cap (metal lid of the cylinder) but all up a 2 or 3 hr job

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Post by Once Bitten » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:02 am

Damn it Theo! Where was FFF when I had my problem. I also found You Tube handy when it came to fixing / servicing my Yammy. There are a few entries on the www re fixes on the Honda trim that may help.
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Re: Honda 50 power tilt

Post by BigBucks » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:10 am

thanks guys will have a look on You Tube

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