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04-14-2000, 10:41 PM
The guy working on my 270 tells me that I need a new helmut to fix the rest of the slop. He says not to get a used one because it will have the same problem. Any suggestions?

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04-14-2000, 10:55 PM
I agree...Helmut is German for helmet.. the rotating cover that connects the steering mechanism to the outdrive with, in many instances, a single bolt. I would not take the chance of using a USED part when I am going 60+ down across the water.

04-15-2000, 04:44 AM

I had similar problem.
If helmit is not damaged, then it's the bushings.
Volvo Replacements are not satisfactory.
I went to a machine shop with the parts and they machined new bushings out of high temp durable polymer used for this application.
It eliminated 99+% of all slop.
Only play left is in the cable streach.
It was better as it used original parts, gave a great result, it was easy and it cost very little (even with a second set of bushings made for future use, if necessary).


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