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    Default Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    I removed the anchor pin from the aft end of the power trim cylinders so that I could move them while painting the drive. The pin was somewhat difficult to remove and I'd like to lube it before reinstalling it. Is this acceptable? The Mercrusier manual doesn't address it. if it's OK, what lubricate do you recommend? WD-40? 2-4-C?

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    wd-40 works fine, i do it all the time
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    grease works too.
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    I also take some of that really fine emery paper/cloth and use that on those pins to help smooth them out first before putting on some grease.

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    Any good grease, Do Not use neversieze, it turns rock hard in salt water and you will never get the pin out again.
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    No need for anything. That's a 316L stainless steel pin running through 'plastic' bushes. The reason they can be hard to remove is because of the build-up of mineral salts on it while in the water, and nothing short of having it teflon coated will stop that.

    The best thing to do is remove it once a year for a clean with a bit of fine emery....

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 Trim Cylinder Anchor Pin Lube

    Thanks for the input. The pin as removed was clean and smooth. I used a little grease during reinstallation. Those bushings are TIGHT.

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