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 Backwater U-joint grease zerk 
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Post Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Figured I'd grease the u-joint on my BW 26.5 efi since I now have 70+ hours! Removed the "bell shroud", that was easy. Found that the zerk is offset 45 degrees towards the motor shaft and there is no clearance for the grease gun tip!! Backed it off and also tightended hoping this would allow space but no cigar. Any clues? Figure by replacing this zerk with a 90 degree one it should allow me to grease it. Seems trite but why would a 45 zerk be installed? :ugeek:

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 am
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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
I need to check mine out this evening. Did you snap any pictures?

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:32 am
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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Sorry, no pics. Weird that they would put that type of zerk for that application- unless you're not supposed to grease the u-joint which I don't think is the case.

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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Well I have the lite frame not the ujoint. I'm only tracking 2 zerks on mine. Give Jake a call and get the scoop.

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:40 am
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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Just got off the phone with Jake...says to turn the prop by hand to reach a point where there is room for the grease gun tip...not sure this will do it- he did agree that putting a 90 degree zerk should solve the issue. :geek:

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:17 am
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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Eventually might go the lite frame/no u-joint setup with my next motor. Finally by adding a half shim got the motor to stop popping out.

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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Glades Ranger wrote:
Eventually might go the lite frame/no u-joint setup with my next motor. Finally by adding a half shim got the motor to stop popping out.

Curious, as to the last .. do you mean cav plate shim, and running correctly??

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 am
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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Yes, Huck, the cavitation plate shim, used 1 1/2...world of difference, sure hurts when that motor pops out and you have to keep pressure on the tiller to keep it in- specially when you've torn some muscles in the arm trying to free the boat from a mud raft.

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Post Re: Backwater U-joint grease zerk
Got it done! Otherwise would not sleep tonight! It was a combination of turning the prop by hand to move the u-joint and then backing off the grease zerk a half turn to make room for the grease gun tip. Four squirts later and the friction noise gone and I am happy. I believe they recommend greasing this every 25 hours or so. Thanks again Backwater!

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