Yamaha F8 cam plate

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  1. Swede

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    My cam plate on my Yamaha F8 broke while I was trying to shift it in gear. Funny thing is everything looks well greased from factory, however it somehow corroded enough to freeze slightly. Wear and tear did the rest.

    Fairly easy to replace. Remove the throttle handle. Remove the throttle rod. Remove the bolt holding gear handle. Remove the cam and carefully pop the C-ring.

    I re-greased everything I can see and sprayed corrosionX prior.
    Is there more that I'm not aware of?????
    Shifting still seems a little stiff.

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    I don't have any more info above what you have done, but curious how old of a T8
    Used in salt I assume
     
  3. Salmon King

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    Did exactly the same thing on my T8. Not a strong part.

    I think mine was bound up down where the shift rod enters the lower unit (some salt crust there). I cleaned that up, greased it, and cycled it a few thousand times.
     
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    My is a 2004. Kept in garage. Excellent condition.
     
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    I broke the bolt that holds the cable a few years ago...Drilled and easy out!
    Bayside gave me a replacement bolt...Good as new!
     
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    I broke the cam plate a couple times. It seemed to work ok when i put back together and then it broke again. Finally pulled lower unit and found shifter rod froze int he plate going into lower unit. Had to pull plate, clean hole, install new gasket and put back together. worked good after that
     
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    Same here on a 9.9 the rod going into the lower unit has a o-ring to seal it. It was dry and started binding. Replaced lubed and good to go.
     
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    Cable Worn, Rusty/Corroded????
     
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    I had this issue and used some krill oil or corrosion block and it works well. But now I will check other items and grease them up to avoid any issues.

    Thanks for posting. You may have saved us some unnecessary problems.
     
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    Everything under the cowl is clean and greased. Seems likely the shift rod into the lower unit is the common issue.
    Thx
     
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    I replaced my cam plate twice last year on my 8 horse. Be gentle when shifting in and out of gear or that piece will snap. Its a week part in my opinion and needs to re-manufactured/engineered.
     
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    My old T8 broke the cam. The cable was sticky.
     
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    I put on the manual lever that goes on the right side of the engine (from the back) so if the cam breaks or jams when im out I just use that to shift. you just take out the rubber plug, slip it in and put a bolt through it. easy peasy. its along for the ride when you shift normally.
     
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    Any one that has a Yamaha kicker should at minimum have the manual lever on the boat. It used to come in the bag with the pull cord and plug wrench but now have to buy it separate.
     
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    Part number? Best source?
     
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    I will have to find the part number. Any Yamaha dealer will be able to get them. If you have a 9.9 Yamaha with remote throttle as I do on my Seasport the motor comes with the lever for your shift cable to attach to.

    Not my boat but shows the part.
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    Part # Needle nose pliers. Insert and turn.
     
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    I don't have a cable hooked to mine, I just reach back and shift it off ever need to
     
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    Yeah you don't need the cable but it is the same part that is used for the cable connection so if you call the yami dealer you can describe what part it is.
     
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    Yup, its that same part
     

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