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  1. Re: 1988 Johnson 15 HP Prop/Thrust washer problem

    Sure enough, the Solas prop required a Solas thrust washer. What a pain. Hopefully hitting the lake tomorrow! At least the kit came with several cotter keys. Thanks everyone.
  2. Re: 1988 Johnson 15 HP Prop/Thrust washer problem

    In this Solas prop video, the Solas guy says many of the problems they deal with is the thrust washer. He talks about having to change it out. I have ordered the hardware kit that includes a thrust...
  3. Re: 1988 Johnson 15 HP Prop/Thrust washer problem

    The Solas part number is Solas Amita 3 Blade Aluminum 8P 2111-093-08. The prop that is on there is a Michigan Wheel prop, so the thrust washer may not be the factory washer.
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    Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson, Speed

    I am measuring speed with the display on my Garmin fishfinder, which has GPS. I have to assume it is accurate. Thanks!
  5. 1988 Johnson 15 HP Prop/Thrust washer problem

    Howdy. I just got a new Solas aluminum prop for the 1988 Johnson 15 HP. The old prop was a Michigan Wheel prop. The thrust washer drops right into the hub easily on the old prop. On the new prop,...
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    Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson, Speed

    The plugs are grayish and dry. i run 50:1 with alcohol free gas and Royal Purple full synthetic 2cycle oil. I really like that stuff, BTW.
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    Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson, Speed

    Kevinj, I took off the prop. It is a Michigan Wheel prop 9.5" 10 pitch. Thank goodness they have an obsolete part number look up. We like to troll for trout and walleye. Sometimes we are at 8000...
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    Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson, Speed

    I am pulling the prop tonite to determine pitch. The motor came from sea level. What would be considered "normal" or "Factory" pitch and size? And, at a whopping 7 mph we are certainly at a bow up...
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    1988 15 HP Johnson, Speed

    Hello everyone. Well, I finally put a fish finder on my 14 ft V hull aluminum boat, with a 15 HP Johnson 2 stroke on the back. The fish finder has GPS, so now I can see that at full throttle, no...
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    Re: Water Pump Kit 1988 15 HP Jonson

    Thanks for the very quick answer, Joe. However, there is no ridgegroove cut near the top of the drive shaft. The O ring does seem to be the size of the drive shaft, but I sure wish I knew where to...
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    Water Pump Kit 1988 15 HP Jonson

    Hello. I did a bone headed thing and accidentally ran my 1988 Johnson 15 HP outboard dry. Naturally, I fried the water pump. I have the rebuild kit, and everything makes sense except one thing. ...
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    Lean/Rich mixture

    Hello everyone. My motor is a 1988 Johnson 15 HP 2 cycle, rope pull starter. I am trying to bring it out of winter dormancy. I have fresh alcohol free gas, new fuel pump and tank hose, plugs,...
  13. Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson Throttle interlock lever

    Oh good grief again! The rookie (yours truly) that repaired the pull starter did not re-engage the long end of that spring. It is hiding, back in the shadows. If I can take out the starter...
  14. Re: 1988 15 HP Johnson Throttle interlock lever

    Oh good grief! The long arm of the spring that goes over to the flat retainer "post" is broken off! Looks like in order to get the spring I have to order the arm and spring for $22.00. Can I roll...
  15. 1988 15 HP Johnson Throttle interlock lever

    Hello folks,

    My 1988 15 HP Johnson manual start motor has a nagging problem. The red throttle interlock lever keeps engaging at random times, preventing me from starting the motor out on the...
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    Re: Compatible Engine Cover

    Bought one on Ebay, the answer is YES, it fits.
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    Add a drain plug to aluminum boat

    Hello Forum! I have a question regarding drain plugs. How do you add one to an aluminum boat? She is a 14 footer, plain old deep v aluminum boat. No drain. I am fairly handy and looking for a do...
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    Compatible Engine Cover

    Hello Forum,

    My question today is about engine covers. Will an engine cover/cowling from a 1992 Johnson 9.9 HP motor fit my 1988 15 HP motor? Please advise, and thanks for the help!

    The Waco...
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    Re: Progree Backwards

    I figured it was a dumb mistake. There is a ground wire that attaches to the bottom bolt that bolts on the coils. I thought for sure that bolt was tight. Not so. Bad ground. Tightened up the...
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    Re: Progree Backwards

    Yes, the orange and blue wire is on the top cylinder. Good question. What is behind Door Number 2?? LOL
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