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#12138564 - 03/13/17 09:37 AM Purging tilt and trim
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2538
Loc: Medina Lake Tx
I am regretting doing this now but I decided to change the fluid in my tilt and trim. I have a 1985 150hp Evinrude.

Are there any tricks to purging the air out? I have the motor locked in the up position. Added fluid, then lower the motor and cycling up and down with the button. I have to help the motor all the way down and then have to help the motor back up. I do this a few cycles then lock the motor back up and turn the cap to release the air. I have done this probably 20 times and am seeing no improvement. My back can't handle much more of this. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to force the fluid into the unit to remove the air?
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#12139344 - 03/13/17 04:27 PM Re: Purging tilt and trim [Re: Biscuits]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
All up till it stops several times. Make sure you tightened the manual release.
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#12139511 - 03/13/17 06:34 PM Re: Purging tilt and trim [Re: Biscuits]
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
Gary I'm not sure what you mean. Can you elaborate? Do you mean keep moving the motor up till all the air is out?
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#12149282 - 03/20/17 11:58 AM Re: Purging tilt and trim [Re: Biscuits]
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
The O-ring on the manual release was bad. Switched it out and back on the water.
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