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Old 08-04-2006, 09:38 PM
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OMC outdrive plastic plug...

Halfway up on the forward edge, a red plastic plug, but has a hole in it, and is brittle. Water comes out when I hook up the hose. Does it need to be plugged?
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:00 PM
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I see no one has answered you. I thought it was important to tell you that the red plug you are referring to is actually a dust cover. It should not have a hole in it. It originaly had a flat tip screwdriver slot, for removal, and a nut like appearance to be removed with a wrench. After removal you will find that there is a grease fitting behind it. This is used to lubricate the swivel bearing. Hope you got this before any damage to the bearing.
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:05 PM
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I was told at a boat repair place that it isn't a big deal for that to be busted, but I am going to plug it anyway.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:33 PM
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As I was saying it is only an access hole to get to the grease fitting for the swivel bearing. It is not necessary to plug it, but why not, the manufactuer did, so I would also. The biggest thing I was concerned about was if you realized there was a grease fitting behind it.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:39 PM
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Plastic plugs are under $1 at Home Depot, as long as it is a standard size, so it will get plugged....
thanks for the input.
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