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Old 06-24-2019, 06:44 AM
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1998 Honda BF90

The beginning of this season my Hydraulic Tilt worked when I put my motor down for my first trip. It has gotten stuck at up or down where I need to go the opposite way to get it to go (click up for a second, then down, or vice versa). It actually stopped working during my trip (pump made noise but no movement). It then started working. When I got home I filled the fluid. There was allot of air that escaped when I unscrewed the fill cover and fluid with bubbles came out (not milky). I filled, raised, lowered several times, putting the cap back on while raising and lowering (otherwise the fluid all came out) each time air came out when i opened cap.

Yesterday I went out, came in and I could not get my engine up (pump makes noise but no movement). I drove home with engine down and when I got home tried the tilt again and it went right up. Any thoughts?

​​​​​​​Thanks - Erick
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You have a leak in a piston seal. I had the same issue with a Yamaha, but sounds like yours is much worse. I managed mine by keeping up with the fluid, I would top mine off every 6 months or so.
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Possibly air in the system still.

To bleed the system, once the reservoir is full, do not run it up and down. Use the manual release to lower the motor and let it sit for a while to let the air bubbles raise to the top. Then operate the trim and raise the motor all the way up and fill the reservoir some more. Leave it sit for a while, put the cap back on and lower the motor again with the manual release. Let sit......go through this process several times until you do not hear any gurgling in the trim system.
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Originally Posted by Plenty of Backup View Post
You have a leak in a piston seal. I had the same issue with a Yamaha, but sounds like yours is much worse. I managed mine by keeping up with the fluid, I would top mine off every 6 months or so.
Any idea if that is an easy fix or easy part to replace?
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Originally Posted by metalchicken View Post
Possibly air in the system still.

To bleed the system, once the reservoir is full, do not run it up and down. Use the manual release to lower the motor and let it sit for a while to let the air bubbles raise to the top. Then operate the trim and raise the motor all the way up and fill the reservoir some more. Leave it sit for a while, put the cap back on and lower the motor again with the manual release. Let sit......go through this process several times until you do not hear any gurgling in the trim system.
I will try it that way. I currently do no hear any gurgling but will try to bleed this way. Thank you.

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