Is there a way to make the timer base in a J200TXEUA slide easier without removing the flywheel? It was stuck in the idle positon but I was able to free it up with not too much force. However, it advances slowly against the spring pressure in the adjuster when the throttle is advanced quickly. Seems like it's mired in old grease. Working it back and forth also helps. Thoughts?
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To do it correctly you must remove the flywheel, stator and timer base. There is a brass bushing on the inner bore of the timer base where it rotates on top of the aluminum engine block. It often builds up corrosion there and must be cleaned and lubricated with Evinrude's Moly Lube.
There is also a plastic support ring that retains the timer base and that must be cleaned and lubed with TC-W3 outboard oil.
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