Thread: Crankshaft lubrication
07-23-2010, 09:47 PM #1
Looking for some advice now on lubricating my crankshaft. I took my crankshaft over to a friends who has a parts cleaning dunk tank and washed out all the piston remnants and particles from the crankshaft bearings. I think that I have everything out, including whatever lubrication/grease was in there.
Looking at the manual, it says to grease up the crank oil seals, but nothing about the crankshaft bearings.
Did a search and found a thread that recommended just using 2 stroke oil. (http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...nk-lubrication)
Is that really all I need to do? The crankshaft is all together, bearings and all. Do I just coat it up, making sure to get some oil in the bearings?
Thanks to everyone for your help! I'm really hoping that I can get my 1200XLT back out on the water before summer ends!
07-23-2010, 11:06 PM #2
2 stroke oil. If you are putting a new top end in, use Yamaha-lube 2-W when you assemble. Remember to run this oil for a tank when you break it in, if its a new top end though. Use this oil to coat your wrist pins/bearings/pistons and pour some in the oil gallies after the cases are together. Dont forget to pressure test the motor.
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