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Registered: ‎06-27-2018

Assembly after removing lower gear case 115 HO 2017

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The outbord is 115 HO 2017

I have some trouble to assemble the right cover for the upper casing. The left one is no problem.

It will not slide in correctly at the front of the engine, and I can´t find where the problem is.

Does someone have any clue or trix to help me solve this?


All directions are standing behind the boat and look towards the bow.





Posts: 951
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Assembly after removing lower gear case 115 HO 2017

The steering arm on the front of the engines has a rubber piece on it that the front of the covers have to slide over. Often one side will go over it and twist the rubber piece. Look under the front of the covers, often I have to use a tool to pry the front of the cover up some. The cables and hoses going through the cover cause some resistance also.
I find it best to put the right side cover on first.
Posts: 9,584
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Assembly after removing lower gear case 115 HO 2017

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Evinrude Triple-Guard grease will not affect rubber produces and a light film on the mounting cones and the steering arm rubber piece will expedite the installation of the covers. Do not use the screws to draw both sides together, position the covers in place first then carefully torque the screws after lightly fastening them all  first.




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