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I have a jet unit on my big Suzuki outboard. Down by the

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I have a jet unit on my big Suzuki outboard. Down by the pump zirk grease fitting on lower pump unit there is a plug that I was just told may be the adopter hole for a hose flush assembly. Only thing is; I can not get the standard screwdriver metal plug to come free. Appears to be corroded into the aluminum....per my years of seeing metal in aluminum.
Is the pug actually for a flush system? And any suggestions or ideas as to how to get it out?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is a rubber grease hose right adjacent to this plug so heating the aluminum with a torch seems problematic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plus the rubber hose is attached to a screw in metal fitting....that unlikely will be corroded into the aluminum housing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The rubber grease hose is attached to the stainless fitting with a stainless pressure clamp.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with yourconcern today.

There is no way for me to know without a model number for me to reference the unit. Thus for now what I can say is to remove the plug use lots of penetrating oil and if that does not work apply heat. To help further I need more info.

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