I am attempting to inspect/replace the zinc anodes in my Yanmar
. I am using the Yanmar Service
Manual for the motor
that some god-send linked to me in another thread. Not the owner's manual- but the service
manual. Lots of good diagrams and whatever else.
Anyway, I started to remove one and began to second guess my interpretation of the diagram from the manual. The thing was torqued on like an angry titan installed it last. The entire assembly came loose before the nut broke. Had I been standing on the dock
instead of the cabin sole
I think I could have rolled the boat over. Then I noticed on the grease and crud a red sticker. It read "zinc inside" so I felt pretty sure this was, in fact, the right thing.
I scraped it off, saturated it with WD40, resaturated, etc... It still doesn't want to budge. The one in the back seems to be on with similar levels of never-****ing-let-go.
Any suggestions? I might be able to get a breaker-bar onto the front one- although this is the one that the assembly wants to spin... But I don't think I can do anything to increase the torque on the back one...