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Author Topic: Trim cylinder leak around wiper seal on cap  (Read 317 times)
Eagle1tx
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« on: November 04, 2019, 08:19:14 pm »

I was fishing a couple of weeks ago and one of my crew noticed when I trimmed up that some sort of fluid was spraying onto the starboard engine bracket. When we checked it , we found the wiper seal extending out of the housing and leaking oil. I have purchased two aftermarket seal kits to rebuild the cylinder thatís leaking and a kit for future issues . Has anyone here ever rebuilt their trim cylinder  themselves? Iím having to purchase a heavy duty spanner wrench as the scissor style wonít let me get  get enough torque to break the cap loose.
This is the second oil seal issue Iíve had on the new to me 2008 Proline 29 supersport, twin 2007 Vrod 250s, I guess the seals are breaking down being over 10 years old . Itís seal issue was steering cylinder failure but that was actually simple to reseal and reinstall.
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Shawn
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 04:21:41 pm »

Hi Shawn
One of the problems you usually see is corrosion on the trim rods, they aren't made of particularly high quality material, and salt water eats them, often the pits and holes are tiny, but they chew through the seals. You can try replacing the seals, but may find they go bad again after 6 months. If so, change the whole rod. Parts usually available on the forum parts site.
Good luck !!
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:34:29 am »

Thanks for the input! The original owner alwaya stored the motors down in run position and from what I can see , thereís no rust or corossion but Iíll will certainly closely inspect the shaft for pitting.
Now to find a part number for a seal kit. Mercís website is confusing!

Shawn
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