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Mate
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Registered: ‎05-28-2019
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Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

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Hi, I’m a new owner of a 250HO and really happy except for one thing. When I leave my engine fully tilted up it turns to the side during night, is this normal behavior? The problem for me it that I have a rail which is leans against and I’m worried it will get scratched. I have a Ultraflex steering.

 

 

Captain
Posts: 215
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

I use one of these to keep the engine centered. Evinrude sell a similiar device.

https://www.lock-n-haul.com/lnhg22.html

Admiral
Posts: 8,392
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

 That is normal as without pressure in the system to seat seals and o-rings, hydraulic systems may creep slowly over time.

 

 

 


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Mate
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Registered: ‎05-28-2019

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

Ok, thank you, then I know, maybe just adding some padding on my rail is enough then. 

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Mate
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-28-2019

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

Ok, but having to put I there every time at port doesn’t seem like a good solution, but thanks for replying.

Captain
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Registered: ‎09-04-2018

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

Had similar issue and fixed it by affixing a strong bungee, that was tied off by small yellow color parachute-type cord to the primer bulb as a ‘reminder’ to remove it. But if I didn’t “, the bungee would at least still allow ‘safe steering’, whereas a ‘fixed’ limiter will not ...
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Captain
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎10-14-2016

Re: Engine turns to the side when left tilted up

I have the same engine and it does exactly the same, does not bother me.