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Old 10-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default How to access grease fitting for engine coupler

I have a 2008 mercruiser 5.0 l. Bravo 3 , it states in maintenance schedule to grease the engine coupler
Is this possible from in engine area?
Anyone have a link to the repair instructions for this
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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I bump the engine on my Regal with 5.7 Alpha II enough until I see it through the bell housing.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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spud you will need to get the very back of the engine up against the inside of the transom to access the fitting. This is easier on some models than others. You may need to bump the engine or turn it manually using an 1/2 inch ratchet on the crank center bolt turning in a clockwise direction to get access to the fitting.
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I use a grease gun hose and swivel fitting. PITA to get to, but better than having the engine pulled to have it replaced. Be sure to use the proper grease. I give it like 7 shots.
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I use a grease gun hose and swivel fitting. PITA to get to, but better than having the engine pulled to have it replaced. Be sure to use the proper grease. I give it like 7 shots.
7 shots seems to be a lot! You are always better to grease splines with less grease but more often. This is always a compromise as this is not a easy job on my 5.0 DTS maxum 2900 2008.

I wonder how much grease is spread all over the engine bay?
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there is also a zerk grease fitting on the power steering cylinder.
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