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    Grease Nipple FX160 HO

    Hi guys

    Total noob question here, I bought a FX H0 160 from a guy with 35 hours on.

    I am check all out and not sure what the grease nipple is for. Cant see where its going to.

    What grease should be applied here, any help will do


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    The grease goes into the intermediate housing & protects the bearing from water ingress (the bearing it's self is sealed). No grease is added at the factory, so 34 grams is called for at 10 hours......then it is 7 grams yearly or 100 hours which ever comes first. A std grease gun will put out around a gram per stroke. Any good quality marine grease will be good.

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    @ Voltrex, thanks for clearing it up for me.

    I will run to the local boat shop and buy some grease, the ski is also due for a service in my eyes. Never to sure what prev owner did.

    I see in ur footnote, 307 Hr on the same ski !!! Wow, any trouble running or concerns running those hours ?

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    Jayman.......ski was running as good as new after those hours. No mechanical problems at all, front hatch damper & exhaust jacket had to be replaced......had one sheared bolt on the airbox, just through stress over time, I think that was about it. Oh, replaced the battery as a precaution last year!

    The key to reliability on these is regular maintenance. Many of us change the oil at around 30-35 hrs.....this does make a difference, especially when you start getting into higher hours.
    Here is a link to some tips.....may help you out. One piece of advice is to always put a very small amount of antisieze on the plug threads. NGK say not to unless using an angle gauge, Yamaha recommend using it........I would recommend using antisieze & reducing the torque a little......

    http://www.fullwavemarine.com/TIPS%2...AHA%20PWC.html

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