|10-23-2019 12:04 PM|
"Dirt or other contaminants may be built up on the composite shaft causing the shaft to stick or bind rather than slide smoothly through the steering housing. To correct this, thoroughly clean and wipe down the shaft with a silicone-rich, water-based spray such as Armor All or similar product."
"The composite shaft requires periodic cleaning and lubrication for proper retraction and deployment. A coating of an aqueous based
silicone spray will improve operation."
"CAUSE: Dirt or other contaminants may be built up on the
composite shaft causing the shaft to stick or bind rather than
slide smoothly through the steering housing. CORRECTIVE ACTION:
Thoroughly clean and wipe down the shaft with a silicone-rich,
water-based spray such as Armor All or similar product."
|10-23-2019 09:19 AM|
|TomP.||Me personally on my Ulterra I would not use anything silicone base as silicone dries out rubber and that is what the belt is made of. In the summer I use just a good wax in the winter I us Corrosion-X and a very light wipe down, it is water proof as it can be used to water proof electronics.|
|10-23-2019 07:13 AM|
|10-23-2019 02:05 AM|
Here's another tip for regular maintenance...
If you can't view the video, basically, it's telling you that you should check the belt tension from time to time, and if it's loose you should use an allen wrench to tighten the bolt on the control head. But, don't tighten it too much.
|10-22-2019 08:38 PM|
|10-22-2019 02:51 PM|
To make sure you have the old ramps you can call Minn Kota with your serial # and they can tell you if you need the newer style. Also the shaft should be wiped down with a water base silicon and a rag periodically. The shaft gets dirty and puts additional friction that the motor has to overcome. I do it about once a month.( about 1 minutes time to do). Bob
Note: The cold will also make the motor harder to move. Things add up
|10-22-2019 01:03 PM|
|NAV165||Mine was doing the same thing this past weekend. Worked fine all summer ... Gremlins must be out! I'm going to store the boat this weekend so I'll let the dealer look at when they winterize it.|
|10-22-2019 08:41 AM|
|10-22-2019 07:54 AM|
|10-22-2019 07:33 AM|
Juls - thanks for the response. I know the effort to get it past the error is minimal. It does beep. It doesn't take much as far as assistance goes. The tech mentioned that MK has 112 degree cradles which would reduce the amount of friction at the cradles. I think he said the one's I have are 90 something. I'll give MK a call. Thank you.
One question though. Are they pretty secure in the cradle and not rattle around with the saltwater version?
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