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Old 01-08-2008, 07:17   #1
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Stiff Gear shift

I have an old, circa 1974 Hurth gearbox, HBW 15-21 ? (The plate has been painted over) Runs perfectly but the shift is very stiff. Any suggestions. Oil level is normal.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:01   #2
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Clean, and lube the linkage?
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Thaks for suggestion but I think linkage is OK. Stiffness is only on engaging and disengaging gear, as if there is some overtight detent.
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Old 14-08-2008, 07:20   #4
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Yanmar SD20

With the engine running, I can shift in forward and reverse without any problem. When the engine is off, I can not shift it into reverse, but forward and neutral are ok. I have a folding prop.
Any ideas what may be the problem?

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Correct me if I am wrong, but there is no detent on reverse...so you won't feel anything.

Also....try disconnecting the cable and move the lever by hand. If it is smooth....replace the cable....Don't waste your time trying to lube it.
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