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Juice75

Hydraulic Sundeck Lift

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Juice75

I'm now the proud owner of a '99 Sunsetter VLX! My first of many questions is how do you quiet down the hydraulic arm that raises the sundeck? It's very loud and sounds like it's working WAY too hard. Is there a way to lube these things? The boat was sitting for a few years before I bought it.

Thanks for your input.

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vlxjeff

Juice,

Yes, there is a grease fitting down at the bottom of the lift arm. On mine, the fitting is facing the engine.

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Malibudude
Juice,

Yes, there is a grease fitting down at the bottom of the lift arm. On mine, the fitting is facing the engine.

Jeff,

Yours makes a little bit of noise but I assumed that was normal.

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Juice75

Thanks Jeff. What kind of grease do you use? Is it bearing grease or what? I'm sooooo lost. Crazy.gif

And on a side note, how does the speed adjust togle on the dash work? I've held mine up and down, and the reading on the speedometer doesn't change. Is it broken or am I doing it wrong?

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vlxjeff

Yeah mine will make a growling type of noise once in a while, but only when lowering the sundeck. It doesn't happen all the time though.

I just use the marine axle grease that I use in the bearing buddies.

As for your speedo adjust, make sure the pitot select switch is all the way to one side. This will select only one pitot. If it's in the middle selection then it takes the highest of the two pitot's to show on your speedo. Then, when the pitot select switch is set to only one pitot, use the speedo adjust to correct the speedo. If it still won't move the speedo up or down, then I would say the adjust switch is not working.

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Juice75

Thanks for all the info. I'll grease up the lift and see if it works better. And I guess if the speedo adjuster is broken, then I'll just have to get Perfect Pass. Biggrin.gif

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vlxjeff
And I guess if the speedo adjuster is broken, then I'll just have to get Perfect Pass.  Biggrin.gif

Sounds like a good enough reason to me!! Biggrin.gif

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