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  1. #1

    Default 1992 DT 40 -- Power Tilt SLOW

    When the motor goes up it's very, very slow and weak, and then it bleeds down fast.

    I've checked the hydraulic reservoir, and it's full. And there are no visible external fluid leaks.

    Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Sebastian ,Fl

    Default Re: 1992 DT 40 -- Power Tilt SLOW

    If the T/T leaks down it's usually the hydraulic pump.
    The manual should have leak down tests to diagnose the problem.
    My library has a section with outboard repair books.
    Or send a note to Suzuki service.J
    Get towing insurance.Great investment.
    88 Bayliner with twin 85's

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    Default Re: 1992 DT 40 -- Power Tilt SLOW

    Is the tilt motor working properly ????--------------Is the manual release screw tight ???

  4. #4

    Default Re: 1992 DT 40 -- Power Tilt SLOW

    There's no trim, just tilt. I don't have a manual, and the schematics on are, while appreciated, not always accurate.

    The tilt motor is working fine, and the release screw is tight. However, I saw on an forum post a reference to the two tiny seals in the manual relief valve. I'll go ahead and look into those next, if that turns out to be the problem I'll post it.

    Thanks for your help.

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