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  1. Re: 04 Johnson 175hp lower unit swap which year model donors?

    OK excellent info. so the 94-06 will look cosmetically the same on the outside?

    this carbed looper engine is a serious fuel hog are the fuel injected fitchs & Etec (not that I'd want a etec unless...
  2. Re: 04 Johnson 175hp lower unit swap which year model donors?

    my first image above is a 01 which I assume must be the last of the fitch.

    I see the decals for the 02-06 so I assume there all carbed. looper engines. I believe evinrude was sold to BRP and they...
  3. Re: 04 Johnson 175hp lower unit swap which year model donors?

    what all year models & HP sizes are interchangeable? to my 2004 175hp model J175PLSRB

    from what I understand these old fitch engine w/ blown power head are extremely inexpensive if thats possible...
  4. 04 Johnson 175hp lower unit swap which year model donors?

    04 Johnson 175hp lower unit swap which year model donors?
    2004 Johnson 175HP model J175PLSRB


    I’d like to change my orginal 20” shaft to a 25” actuely I like a 30” not sure if that’s possible....
  5. Re: w/ the tang washer is a outer bearing washer required?

    OK thank you yes outer bearing washer over bearing, then tang washer, outermost is the cashel nut. then the tang part is bent over the cashel nut.

    this tang has the tab that bends over nut spit...
  6. Re: Costco marine battery is starter or deep cycle?

    the battery isn't a hybrid just regular deep cycle it has basically sat since nov.2019 when I ran stabil fuel conditioner though engine.

    I tested it couple months ago it was at 12. I think .1...
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    Accidentally purchased wrong type battery

    Accidentally purchased wrong type battery a deep cycle from Costco https://www.costco.com/interstate-27dc-marine--rv-battery.product.100476408.html I actuelly thought it was a combination start and...
  8. Re: how to choose the correct prop. for optimum speed

    I'm still confused certainly don't want to ruin the pistons. is this caused by constant WOT runs?

    the boats engine w/ the 24pitch came off a bass boat that hull weights 1500LBs only 400LBs less...
  9. Re: Costco marine battery is starter or deep cycle?

    dam so I've been using a deep cycle for starting. it seams to be working fine as a start battery. can I continue using the DC. it's the only battery on the vessel. I'll eventually have 2 batteries...
  10. how to choose the correct prop. for optimum speed

    Is it safe to overprop a vessel for speed?

    My 22’ pocket cruisers hull is 1900LBs Ĺ way loaded, w/ a engine pod setback 20”. Original engine was a 165 merc inboard out board 715LBs.

    Engine...
  11. Costco marine battery is starter or deep cycle?

    Costco marine battery is starter or deep cycle?

    This https://www.costco.com/interstate-27dc-marine--rv-battery.product.100476408.html

    This will be the third season w/ this battery being used...
  12. Re: I certainly hope there is not more water intrusion in lower unit 04 175 w/ oil injection

    yes that's exactly what happened the mechanic couldn't find the leak untill the third try. this the expert I wanted installing the water pump correctly ,second image is the oil since the leak repair...
  13. Re: I certainly hope there is not more water intrusion in lower unit 04 175 w/ oil injection

    Havenít been out since late Nov.2019

    Yes you are correct the cheap merc oil $7.50 quart is for 75hp.

    I purchased 2 marine lower unit oils.
    El cheapo walmart brand this...
  14. Re: I certainly hope there is not more water intrusion in lower unit 04 175 w/ oil injection

    are you saying the regular merc. lower unit oil silver something is the wronge oil.
    please suggest a decent oil.

    what does airated mean?


    that oils being in the lower unit since late nov,
  15. Re: I certainly hope there is not more water intrusion in lower unit 04 175 w/ oil injection

    I've used evinrude/johnson hi vis, I think I'm being ripped off at close to $15.per.quart.
    what doe's it look like still leaking water into the lower unit?

    is the water repellancy in the evinrude...
  16. I certainly hope there is not more water intrusion in lower unit 04 175 w/ oil injection

    2004 Johnson BRP 175HP model J175PLSRB Fill & Drain Screw Seal0311598 last year about this time I reused the the fill & drain nylon gaskets when Changing lower unit oil, which other than oil...
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    Re: Fix rusty trailer or ?????

    I'm all for fixing up stuff that's worth fixing. I'm in agreement w/ replacing.

    you're lucky to have gotton her home the axel is eaten in half, kindof ballsezy one good bump in the road and snap...
  18. w/ the tang washer is a outer bearing washer required?

    I have two different spindles both 84

    > #1. is old fashioned cotter pin and casle nut I know there is a washer ontop of the outside bearing.

    > #2. is a tang type washer cotter pin combined.
    ...
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    Installing a kicker?s

    Installing a kicker ?s

    Well Iím finding out you donít just slap a kicker on and call it a day.



    Vesselís hull is aluminum (otherwise Iíd have a in hull ducer) 22í (add 20Ē main engine...
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    Re: must transducer be on starboard side?

    ray marine has a extension cable.

    main concern is turbulence w/ a starboard kicker interfering w/ the transducer. thanks TB



    additionally are all 9.9-15hp kickers are right hand rotation...
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