Glyn Thorman: Great story Reel. The Q/A answered most of any more questions and I am now
a certified tilt/trim oil level mechanic! One question I didn't see: If
your your motor 'bleeds down' overnight, is the pump needing work?
(Mercury. New manual release valve and o-rings.)
shammond82: Nice video. I am in the middle of replacement my power trim electric motor
and I noticed the fluid is milky. I am guessing water has gotten into it
over time so I am going to drain all the fluid and replace. Any tips you
can give me?
Antoine Davis: If I don't have hydraulic fluid can I use automatic transmission fluid?
NinersFaithful713: hey I tried to do the same steps as you did but the trim stopped halfway.
Now it wouldn't go up nor down. and there isn't enough room to refill into
the fill hole. What to do? help please. Thanks
mustafa panahi: tnx for this video , i just want to know why the trim and tilt is not going
up and down completely ??? works something like to half and then stop when
i change the fluid... it is yamaha 40 hk ,
james scoccca: a little tip. before ya start go to an appliance store an get a fitting to
go into the fill hole. place another one into a gallon cap of the hydraulic
fluid. connect a hose between the two. turn the fluid upside down and
continue with steps. no oil lose or mess to clean!! you can even leave it
connected over night for the stuburn air bound pumps
fuckofflalready: This is EXACTLY the video I needed! Thanks! I notice in the comments below
you say that normal auto transmission fluid would work as well? I ask
because I'm on the island of Borneo and trying to order proper
Johnson/Evinrude stuff takes forever and costs a fortune.
jon beeler: I figured if anyone could answer this it might be you. Anyway,the T&T unit
on my 50hp OMC sometimes gets stuck in the up position. You can still hear
the units motor run seemingly normally. However,sometimes,when it sounds
like it is going down,it simply isn't. Could this be low or watery fluid?
Perhaps something worse???
mathew Kane: I have no idea why people would buy a mercury
BassSmacker R: i have to say, following your steps is a lot more difficult since each time
lowing the motor down, the oil would spits out a lot. it makes it harder
for the trim to come back up unless you add more oil into it. I went back
to the manual book and doing it with the fill plug on and each time the
motor is raised up, i would slowly unscrewed the plug and let the air come
out. And then I would add fluid little by little. That works fine for me.
Jim Mitchell: Great job!! I am a River guide on the Smith River in Northern Calif for
salmon and steelhead check out some of my vids
therealpoorboy: Mercury is top 3 in the nation. mercury is the offical engine. nice video,
#mercury 250 proxp skeeter zx210
Stuart Scolnik: thank you. very hard to find this information. very helpful.
Carry Smith: question 4 u buddy,,i have a 1997 mariner 90hp 2stroke motor, would u say a
propeller thats 13,25x19 will work well for my motor?..thank you
Generic User: Thanks for taking the time to make this video. I'm curious about CHANGING
the fluid too. Do you know of a DIY how-to video for that? Either way,
ReelTeaseFishing: if it goes up but very slow or rough it may be because of the oil. drain
the oil and refill using the method above. Too little oil and it wont be
able to lift the engine properly. (which sounds like your problem)
ReelTeaseFishing: I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe they are pretty much the same. They
work pretty much the same way. The screws might be located in a different
Jay Zundel: I have a 2003 Hydroswift and the trim wont go down. It makes a click noise
when you push on the trim but nothing besides that. Any suggestions on what
it might be?
MrQuack811: Okay, i have a 2003 mercury 175 optimax. i tried to completly change all
the fluid by taking the plug out at the bottom of the trim. now that ive
refilled it i cannot get the air out. everytime i lower it without the
cap...i lose a crap load of fluid out the hole, then it makes a god awful
noises going back up.(because it lost a ton of fluid) can you help???
Bruce Ginkel: Worked for me thanks. Used an Allen wrench though. Not a flathead. Cheers!
Twobuns Fischer: Yes Great video an how to add tilt an trim oil, I"ll be going to do my
Evinrude 200hp. Thanks.
Steven Williams: I had to change the pump motor, now the piston stays in one position. Do
you have to prime the pump a certain way? there's another screw on pump side
Jesse Staerkel: Nice! I got a johnson that goes down fine, but comes up very slow. Last
night it didn't want to come up at all. Does that sound like low fluid or a
bad relay? where are the relays?
ReelTeaseFishing: Every time you lower the engine, you will lose oil. make sure that if the
boat is on a trailer, the trailer jack is set to the lowest possible or
that the trim and tilt is sitting even. You don't want the boat sitting to
high in the front, thus it will never allow you to fully fill your trim and
tilt. Also if you cant get all the air out let it sit in the upward
position with the screw cap off for about 30 min. then fill her up. cap it.
lower it and allow it to stand another 30min.
ReelTeaseFishing: Glad it helped :)
CharlotteBaseball25: Thanks! This helped a lot!
ReelTeaseFishing: To jump on my comment section and tell everyone that my method is wrong, is
very naive of yourself Mr. TXMAN. There isn't only one way to do
everything. you will be surprised at how much you can learn by listening
and observing. Have a great day.
Drummer Dave: So I have an Ocean Pro 150 Evinrude/Johnson 1993 My trim motor went out on
me and I had to use the manual release to raise the motor by hand so i
could get home. I replaced the motor and now I can get the motor to lower
but it will not raise up. How do I purge the air and fill the fluid once I
get to this stage?
MrTechReviewDude: Is there any reason to pay extra for the manufacturers brand fluid such as
Yamaha or Johnson compared to something like Pennzoil.
George Zaleuke: Great video buddy. Would the Mercury T&T be about the same thing?
Jesse Staerkel: when I try to move it up, the hydraulic motor is can be heard running, it
just doesn't move the motor, or it does so very slowly...
Steve Odem: i have 2002 yamaha outboard 90 hp. when im driving the boat and trim down
as i come to a stop it makes popping noise, it only does it when in the
water. if its on the trailer it doesnt make this noise, any suggestions as
to what it might be ok that i can do? thanks!
Garland Endicott: my switch will not raise or lower tilt or trim r they any way to raise up a
50 hp mercury lower unit
txman201: If you fill it with the motor all the way up, any overfill will run back
out if you give it a minute before you put the plug back in. DO NOT trim
down without the plug installed. This guy is wrong, per OMC shop manual.
ReelTeaseFishing: Thank you :)
txman201: I don't know where this dude got his "how to" credentials, but when I look
at the OMC shop manual it says the following: "The oil level rises as the
motor is trimmed down." One or more of you confirmed this by discovering
that fluid gushes out after you fill to the hole while the trim is up. OMC
says "PUT THE PLUG IN, THEN CYCLE UP & DOWN, RECHECK.". Not everything you
see on Youtube is correct or accurate, unfortunately.
ReelTeaseFishing: If this is the case because you powerload your boat onto your trailer, this
is normal. The trim and tilt is two systems. the first is the trim, it has
two pistons that raise your engine only slightly, then the tilt which is
made to raise it completely for transport. the engine when under a load
will not stay in the tilt position, it will lower to the trim where it
should stay unless you trim it any lower. read comment above as it might
help you as well. but seems like its normal.
ReelTeaseFishing: Mr. TXMAN, although you may be following the manual. That does not mean it
is the ONLY way. In fact, the method that I am describing is actually a
more time efficient way to fill your trim tilt. By not putting back the
fill screw you will allow any trapped air to immediately escape. Thus if
you put the fill screw back on, the air will get trapped and mix into the
oil, then you will have to wait for the air to separate and escape taking a
few hours. Although my method is messy, it works better.
ReelTeaseFishing: seems like their is air in the system. lower it using the manual release
screw on the bottom side of the T&T
Paul Knittle: It could be that you need a rebuild. Water probably got into the electrical
area and did some damage to the brushes. Try checking the oil to make sure
it is not white and try tapping the motor to see if it will work.
ReelTeaseFishing: any power trim and tilt oil will work. You can find it at any of the local
bait and tackles or big chain stores such as west marine, bass pro, walmart
Tracy Marino: Great video, is there any other maintenance that is done to the tilt and
trim system? Thank you.
ReelTeaseFishing: The trim and tilt is two systems. the first is the trim, it has two pistons
that raise your engine only slightly, then the tilt which is made to raise
it completely for transport. the engine when under a load will not stay in
the tilt position, it will lower to the trim where it should stay unless
you trim it any lower. the engine after a certain RPM will usually not
allow you to raise it. basically your engine will/should not run on the
tilt shaft only as it cannot hold the load.
ReelTeaseFishing: after that, uncap it and allow it to stand about 15 more minutes to allow
any air or air bubbles in the oil to escape. fill to top and screw back on.
probowhunter1: can I overfill the unit by putting in to much oil
Roland Pope: I can only trim up and down while stopped, then when I do trim up as soon
as I take off the water force pushes it back down! Is this fluid level?
moss midlands: hi I have the same problem as the one below trims up and down fine but when
I take off the engine slides down and I cant trim up.but when I stop it
trims up fine.is it maybe low on oil?
ReelTeaseFishing: You wont be able to fill it up if its in the down position because you wont
be able to reach the fill screw. Your problem may not be fluid though since
usually you will see the problem when the engine does not come down, or it
falls slowly. If its stuck and wont go up, I'd say check the relays. there
are two relays. One for up and one for down. Also do your hear any noise
from the trim and tilt? Maybe low on battery? lastly I'd remove the pin
connecting the engine to the main shaft and lift it.
txman201: OMC Power Tilt/Trim & Power Steering Fluid, or Dexron II automatic
zeauz: nice skeg :D