[C38] 2nd time Delrin sleeve bearings replacement

Max soto maxsoto at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 21:04:18 EST 2022

Have you ever greased them, or spray WD40? I think that might cause the delrin sleeves to swell a bit.  

Max Soto A.
Alajuela, Costa Rica

> On Jan 30, 2022, at 18:09, Pierre Patino <pierre.patino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> This is the second time in 12 years I've had to replace the Delrin sleeve bearings in the binnacle. It was getting near impossible to shift (forward/reverse) or throttle the engine because of the enormous torque needed to spin the handles. 
> I took the binnacle's top part out and attempted to remove the inner levers that attach to the cables and I was completely unable to do so at port. I had to go to a friend's machine shop to use bigger tools. It's as if the Delrin sleeve bearing had swollen so the inner diameter squeezed the levers very tightly.
> I put new sleeve bearings (kindly provided for free by Edson) and the inner levers now spin freely.
> I've asked this before but I need to ask again, am I the only one? Is there something I should be doing to avoid this?
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