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Old 01-31-2020, 11:27 AM
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Default Tips for frozen Trim Cylinder End Cap Removal?

Friend has a Yamaha 2012 F150 that is leaking trim fluid. Trying to get end cap off with no luck. Even tried a punch/hammer but am damaging the spanner wrench hole without the cap moving at all. Thought about some heat but first decided to ask you guys for some tips.
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There is a spanner socket you can get though it is expensive.
https://outboardst.com/product/ost-0023-trim-spanner/
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Heat and a pipe wrench - get medevil on it.
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Liquid Wrench, a little time,a blowtorch, and the spanner socket encouraged by a hammer. Been there.
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Correct spanner wrench is most important tool.
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Correct spanner and keep downward pressure on it by slipping a piece of PVC pipe on it and lower the motor down on the pipe.
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Correct spanner is the right answer.

That said I have seen people comment on using an air chisel with a point bit. Same idea as the hammer and punch but probably with better results. Not saying I would do that to my motor, but if in a pinch... I'd probably add a little heat too ​​​​​​​
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Nah.....I have the correct Spanner ($130) with the replaceable tits that give me four points of force. Anyway...applied some heat and with the heat and breaker bar on the Spanner, still won't budge and even broke a tit off the tool. This sucker is frozen. Anyone ever simply chiseled or cut one out without damaging the housing?
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I broke 4 of the spanner tips on a job today! Had to ultimately use heat and a pipe wrench. Destroyed the cap but I got it off.
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Are you turning it the correct way? 😀
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Had to deal with that twice. The first time, heat, cuss words,spanner. Second time a way easier tool was the check book. Took a couple days, but was effortless.
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Air hammer.
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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
Air hammer.
air hammer knocks it right out but damages the cap.
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Originally Posted by Windwood View Post
air hammer knocks it right out but damages the cap.

The caps were approx. $40 the last time had had to get one off and the effort wasn't worth the frustration, time, and effort trying to finesse it. The chisel is your friend
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Originally Posted by Shin-Dig View Post
The caps were approx. $40 the last time had had to get one off and the effort wasn't worth the frustration, time, and effort trying to finesse it. The chisel is your friend
definitely agree
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100% air chisel. Sacrificing the part but not your sanity.
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They are typically replaced during service
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Hammer/chisel and replace the end caps. Have tried many versions of spanner toolsand all have broken pins on tight ones. Just punch and replace them.
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https://marinetechtools.com/marine-t...tool.html.html
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Been There Spent $$ on Special Tool Tips Broke off Tool,Ended Soaking multiple times with PB Blaster & using a Punch & Dead Blow Hammer Used the Special Tool to reinstall the New Caps then Sold Tools on eBay to recoup a few $

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