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Old 01-09-2012, 02:37 PM
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I saw some lower unit drain bolts, that replace the standard screws, normally used by Mercury on bravo stye units and on my Sportmaster lowers. Who makes these?? I think they are either a bolt head or hex head design, will they fit on my sportmaster lowers on my 300XS? Thanks
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Anxiously awaiting a reply to this too.. I stripped out that ridiculously cheap flathead screw. Haven't drilled it out yet because I was hoping for a replacement!
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Anxiously awaiting a reply to this too.. I stripped out that ridiculously cheap flathead screw. Haven't drilled it out yet because I was hoping for a replacement!
I know, have been carrying several extras in my truck
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Whats the best way to get one out that has the head stripped on it?
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I think Imco has them.
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Whats the best way to get one out that has the head stripped on it?
Take a small, sharp punch and a hammer to get it to turn. Berger's at LOTO showed us this trick this past spring.
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Take a small, sharp punch and a hammer to get it to turn. Berger's at LOTO showed us this trick this past spring.
Yes. And if it is necessary pull the carrier out and mount in in a vice and do said punch trick.
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I think Imco has them.
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Thanks Steve, ordered a couple of sets of Imco hex head drain and vent plugs. $8.21 ea not bad, no more stripped screws
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Anybody know if these work on SSMIII and SSMIV?
At least Merc could have used hardened screw heads.
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