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Old 30-10-2019, 06:00   #16
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Re: I desperately need a replacement morse throttle rec for a Volvo Penta 2003

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"The gear box filled with white lithium grease and its as good as new."


Grease?? Am I missing something?
My thoughts too. I use synthetic engine oil 15w/40w.

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Re: I desperately need a replacement morse throttle rec for a Volvo Penta 2003

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"The gear box filled with white lithium grease and its as good as new."





Grease?? Am I missing something?


The gearbox on the Morse control. As they age the lithium grease dries out and becomes stiff/sticky making the lever difficult to move. New grease is the cure.
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Re: I desperately need a replacement morse throttle rec for a Volvo Penta 2003

I read someplace a long time ago that lithium is very noble and one shouldn't use lithium grease on a salt water boat. I can't remember where I read that....
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I read someplace a long time ago that lithium is very noble and one shouldn't use lithium grease on a salt water boat. I can't remember where I read that....


If youíve got saltwater inside of the throttle/shift control, your boat has sunk. At this point the nobility of the grease no longer matters.
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If youíve got saltwater inside of the throttle/shift control, your boat has sunk. At this point the nobility of the grease no longer matters.
No Sailmonkey, Your flip comment is untrue. For any vessel sailing on the ocean in occasional heavy weather it is common to get water across the deck and into the cockpit. Those cockpit drains are not for rain!

If you'll notice the location of the OP's control box, it is close to the cockpit floor on a aft sidewall with no protection from splashes.

I don't know about "nobility" of Lithium grease but I do know that packing the control box with grease is needed to keep water out, and from coming into the interior of the boat.
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No Sailmonkey, Your flip comment is untrue. For any vessel sailing on the ocean in occasional heavy weather it is common to get water across the deck and into the cockpit. Those cockpit drains are not for rain!



If you'll notice the location of the OP's control box, it is close to the cockpit floor on a aft sidewall with no protection from splashes.



I don't know about "nobility" of Lithium grease but I do know that packing the control box with grease is needed to keep water out, and from coming into the interior of the boat.


Ours is located in the same position, Iíve never had water internal to the operating mechanism of the gearshift.

Besides that, itís not a flip comment, itís dry humor.
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