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Question on Bravo outdrive clamping screws

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:56 AM
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On the gimbal ring there is 2 lock nuts on the top. I think they call them clamping screws. It is to tighten up the upper swivel shaft. What is the torque on a Bravo in ft.-lb? Also is there any danger in retorquing them? I only ask because I heard that you can crack the gimbal ring in doing so. Should they be torque checked every year? I have very loose steering and this was one of the thinks I was told to do, it may help some what?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:22 PM
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If it's real sloppy, tightening it will probably just
break the gimbal ring...the gimbal ring is worn out.

Here's the torque spec's out of the latest manual

3/8" u-bolt 53 ft/#'s

7/16" u-bolt 70 ft/#'s
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