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    Default have a 1985 140 hp mercruiser

    have a 1985 140 hp mercruiser and i just had the bellows replaced at a shop.The bottom bellows has a bunch of cracks between the ribs .Is this normal and if not would it be a mfg defect he gets all his parts from sierra and other than the cracks it looks new so i know it is not used haf them replac 2 months ago any suggestions.

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    Default Do you store you drive in the

    Do you store you drive in the full up position? that could be stressing the bellows a bit. It is less stressful to store in the down position.

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    Default yes i do will the stress crack

    yes i do will the stress cracks be ok or should i see about getting it replaced

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    Default "What do the other bellows loo

    "What do the other bellows look like? Two month old bellows should be crack free. Either it's a defective bellows or "new OLD stock" that's been on someone's shelf for a few decades. Ask for new stock; you paid for it. And yes, Brian is correct about storing the OD in the down position so the bellows won't take a set and then tear."
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default the other bellows are crack fr

    the other bellows are crack free and they where all bought as a kit

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    Default A reliable technician would re

    A reliable technician would replace it w/a new one and return the defective one to the supplier.
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default yeah i went down there and he

    yeah i went down there and he told me to bring it in next spring and he would replace it for free.

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