Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KingEd, mobrien8, zeke@twok, Tanner Brooks, natandmatt6214
103094 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 83619
hopalong 74924
Pilothawk 73768
JDavis7873® 67378
John175 ® 60878
FattyMcButterpants 60574
Tritonman 57161
Derek 56800
SkeeterRonnie 52558
LoneStarSon® 52397
facebook
Forum Stats
103094 Members
61 Forums
864185 Topics
11342636 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11330656 - 01/07/16 09:01 PM Lower unit???
LO419 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Central Texas
Getting a new lower unit to install on Yamaha 250 HPDI and was curious about break in period. I've heard some say you don't need to break them in and others say you do. Just looking for y'alls advice or experience with this.
_________________________
Mike
LO419

Top
#11330691 - 01/07/16 09:17 PM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 3665
Loc: southlake
I have never broke one in. I broke 15 or 20. Fill it with oil. Idle out and get on it. If it going to break taking it easy on it will not matter.
_________________________
Bruce's Sprinkler Repair
817-798-7246
46 years experience
State Licensed Irrigation
LI0017483


Fishing Texas lakes one at a time







Top
#11331199 - 01/08/16 08:05 AM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
Tommy Yetts Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 3429
Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
You don't have to break in a OEM gearcases. Some after market or reman. my require break in. Follow the instructions with the lower unit.
_________________________
Rockwall Marine
Tommy Yetts

www.rockwallmarine.com

Top
#11331371 - 01/08/16 08:52 AM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
LO419 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks Bruce and Tommy for the info. I will definitely look at the info that comes with the LU. Tommy, Do you know anything about OBR lower units out of Alabama? Obviously it's a reman just curious if you have any experience with them or know if they require break-in. I know the SEI's do.
_________________________
Mike
LO419

Top
#11333320 - 01/09/16 08:11 AM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
Tommy Yetts Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 3429
Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
OBR make s good product. We use them when we can't get a factory reman. for our customers. Very few issues with their product. I honestly don't remember if they have a break in or not. I will have to check on that.
_________________________
Rockwall Marine
Tommy Yetts

www.rockwallmarine.com

Top
#11333564 - 01/09/16 09:58 AM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
LO419 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks
_________________________
Mike
LO419

Top
#11336780 - 01/10/16 04:27 PM Re: Lower unit??? [Re: LO419]
leanin post Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 5397
Loc: TEXAS
changing the gear oil after 10 hours will make sure any break in particles get removed. a magnetic lower drain plug is a good thing too.
most important dont grind the gears while shifting,. shift crisply, dont pussyfoot around. dont ease into it get, one quick motion . if not the gears will wear fast, and the more they wear, the faster they wear.
One cluck is all you should hear.
_________________________
The more gratitude you give to Jesus for the things you have, the more he will bless you with the things you need- Steve Harvey

www.nekidtackle.com
Ask Ron about his crappie trolling rigs designed with input from top crappie fisherman!!

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide