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  1. Re: Vintage Johnson Evinrude Selectric Controls Throttle Control Box - No Neutral

    Find the shift wires at the back of the powerhead.----Switch them and test run.
  2. Re: Vintage Johnson Evinrude Selectric Controls Throttle Control Box - No Neutral

    A 1988 motor is non sense.----The last year those electric shift motors were marketed is 1972.----When the motor is NOT RUNNING it will be in forward gear.-----Motor has to run to make the oil pump...
  3. Re: 1997 Johnson outboard 3 cyl. issue or not?

    Are you pushing the key in WHILE cranking for a cold start , yes or no?-----Looks like it might be running on 2 cylinders at first.----Then the 3rd one kicks in.----Post compression test values for...
  4. Re: 1989 25hp Evinrude has two major issues.

    Run with a timing light to see if you can pinpoint ignition / spark issues.-----Is the powerpack / CDI unit still mounted under the flywheel , yes or no ?----There is a switch in the remote control (...
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    Re: 2014 Sailpro shifting problem

    Sounds about right for a complete lower unit.----Back in the old days I used to advise folks to remove the prop once in a while to inspect for fishing line.-----Amazing how that line will wear out a...
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    Re: I'm confused?????

    Remove intake bypass covers to inspect pistons and rings.----Do a compression test before spending a $ on that powerhead !
  7. Re: 1975 650E 65 hp mercury #1 piston problem

    Hopefully you did not pay too much for that item !!----Post a picture of the bottom of the block where it bolts to the exhaust housing.
  8. Re: 86 Merc 50 hp 2 stroke - mixture adjustment doesn't sputter engine

    When compression in the cylinder starts , the reed valves in the separate crankcase start to open.----And 2 strokes are simple to maintain if you know how they work.------Many shops do not work on...
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    Re: 1957 Johnson 7.5 hp water pump issue

    In your test bucket the water must be 6 to 8" above the impeller.---Yes 6 to 8".----The pump is not self priming and it does not pump exhaust bubbles very well !!
  10. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    You can't believe everything you read !-----Just take that warning module off.-----Re-assemble carefully.----Then test the warning function on your " rebuilt " VRO pump.----Easy as can be.----The VRO...
  11. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    I have some of these VRO housings in boxes / parts motors.-----No shipping to USA.----After all this site does not ship to Canada either.
  12. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    If in Canada that would be an easy fix.---Your location ?
  13. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    No idea why opening the throttle ( not running ) would have anything to do with leakage there !!----That makes no sense at all as nothing from throttle is connected.
  14. Re: Johnson gt150.. long shaft or short shaft.. estimated value if running

    ???-----Loose wires or damage that you can see do not determine the value of one of these motors !!!!-----These motor have a habit of breaking the piston rings.---Yes they do.-------So a compression...
  15. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    Post a picture of where the leak is.
  16. Re: leaking at very top of front of vro and overheat issue

    I doubt the VRO is causing overheat like that.
  17. Thread: Head bolts

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    Re: Head bolts

    Run a tap into the threads in the block.---Run a die on the bolts.----Re-use the bolts.----Done all the time.----If you insist on new bolts then stainless from local bolt supply does the...
  18. Re: 86 Merc 50 hp 2 stroke - mixture adjustment doesn't sputter engine

    Sorry-----Reed valves have nothing to do with compression in the cylinders !!-------When piston comes up and closes the exhaust ports the compression starts.-----The reed valves actually start to...
  19. Re: 1988 Mercury Classic 50 won't get my boat on plane

    Maybe an issue with reed valves.----Or bottom bearing / crankshaft seal.--I did the trouble shooting on one of these " low power issues " some years ago.----Owner gave me an extra bit of coins and...
  20. Re: 1988 Mercury Classic 50 won't get my boat on plane

    Well ---I guess the big $$$ throw parts at it did not work.-----Was the exhaust tuner plugged ?----Did you inspect the part at the VERY TOP of the water tube ?----Do you have spark on all leads...
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