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Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

Hello. Wondering if someone could help me out
I have a etec 30hp and have lost 2 little white plugs that were located on the base pivot assembly. I cant seem to.find them on the exploded parts diagram
They are small approx 1/8 to 3/16s in diamter and appear to plug grease from comming out of the base pivot that the tiller arm connects to. I have a photo from the manual.

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Skipper
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

I guess i need to figure out what the part number is so i can get a couple more. Thanks in advance
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Captain
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

Hey, I'm an ETEC tech at a dealer. I'll look for a part number in the morning when I get to work.
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

Thank you sir. Appreciate the reply
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Captain
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

At the front of the base pivot assembly there are two holes that should have grease fittings in them.
Perhaps if you could reference which service manual (part number) and page the picture is on I could check further.
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Skipper
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

Yes correct. Those grease fittings are there and in place. These little plugs are under the fittings on the bottom.side.
Page 232
Photo 007551.
This photo shows them.
The manual I have is the 2011 15 25 30 manual.
When i apply grease to the fittings these little plugs pop out hence me loosing them.
Thanks!
I have a screenshot but not able to upload the photo here.
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Skipper
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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

Possibly they were only there for shipping and are suppose to be removed. Im not sure as i can not see them in the parts diagram.
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@EtecRH wrote:
Yes correct. Those grease fittings are there and in place. These little plugs are under the fittings on the bottom.side.

The manual I have is the 2011 15 25 30 manual.
When i apply grease to the fittings these little plugs pop out hence me loosing them.
Thanks!
I have a screenshot but not able to upload the photo here.

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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

One photo uploaded in my profile Thanks for the assist

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Re: Etec 30hp/ tiller handle Little white plastic plugs

I work on a lot of these engines and never noticed that. It appears to be a round nylon ball firmly pressed in place. Looks like it is to seal the grease passage after the machining process. Our new engines on the display rack have them in them. Likely it is sold as part of the assembly and not a seperate part.
It would be safe to tap the hole and plug it.