Hi to all, I'm new to this forum, I have a question and hope someone is able to help me.
Last year I bought a 1999 Evinrude 70HP 4-stroke. the engine operates well and meets all my expectations, there's just one thing that bothers me: lately I had a close look at the engine and noticed rust on the lower side of the tilt-tube at the height of the retaining ring. Now my question is: is it possible to remove the swivel-bracket and tilt-tube from the outboard without disassembling the powerhead (cyinder, crankcase etc.). I would proceed as follows: remove sternbracket, trim, wiring, disconnect the shiftrod, remove upper and lower mount nuts and pull off the complete swivel-bracket containing the tilt-tube. Coming winter it's my intention to refurbish the engine where necessary and thus I thought to take care also of this "problem".
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanx in advance.