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  • Water tube connection after repairing power head adapter plate gasket.

    Force 88 85hp

    I decided to replace the adapter plate paper gasket after failing to fix a leak with silicone.

    All went well with lifting the motor and lowering. Got everything back together fine.

    The only thing I noticed was where the water tube comes up into the power head. At the surface of the adapter plate there is a bracket that holds the water tube in place with two bolts. The inside of the bracket is hollowed out to accept the copper tubing.

    I cant find this bracket in any parts listing.

    And the reason for this post is that I am not sure if there is a rubber bushing that goes inside the bracket thatll hold the water tube in place , which has a slight flange on it??

    Is there a replacement bushing for this or is there just silicone?? I just built up an rtv ring around the outside of the pipe but im afraid i might have used too much and when it smushed down - the water tube may be blocked off and not get water to the power head.

    Anyone have any idea on this? Thanks and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • DunbarLtd
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    Like Nordin said. Crowley marine. Look under the "gear housing" parts list. I like using marineenginedotcom for parts as well. I was just looking in the wrong category. I found one on ebay for a couple bucks.

    And as far as the top of the bushing goes and making a small ring of silicone - i made a mistake when scraping all the old rtv off and sliced off the top of that bushing thinking it was old rtv. If Id have known there was a bushing there Id have left it alone but it was covered with rtv and I couldnt tell it was an actual rubber bushing. Live and learn.

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  • jerryjerry05
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    I couldn't find it either.????
    Where did you locate it?

    If the old is there and just squashed, you can put a circle of silicone on the seal.
    Let it dry completely.
    Make sure the silicone isn't gonna spread into//over the hole.

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  • DunbarLtd
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    856-X8A

    And I found it. Thanks for posting the part numbers. I need the inlet seal upper. The lower grommet is good.

    I was looking in the wrong subsection. I dont know why i thought it was part of the "motor leg" but its actually in the gear housing parts list. Right at the top. But to be fair I had no idea what the part was called .

    Have a nice night fellas.
    Last edited by DunbarLtd; November 29th, 2019, 12:50 AM.

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  • Nordin
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    Yes as racerone says, modelnumber please.

    I looked at Crowley Marine for example 1988 85Hp 853X8A.

    Seal in the bracket is "seal inlet water line upper" F84342.
    For the water tube "Grommet water line upper" 817491.

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  • racerone
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    Model # is ?----Looked at about 6 of these models.-----Not sure why you can not find that on the parts lists !----Grommet you need is ---25-F84342----Took just seconds to find that.
    Last edited by racerone; November 28th, 2019, 11:29 PM.

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