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  1. Disassemble and cleaning under flywheel 72 Johnson 100 HP

    Not my primary outboard anymore, but looking to clean this guy up and potentially sell it off if it runs after I put it back together... I'm down to the timer base after taking off the flywheel and...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Hey, just a final bit on this story in case someone can benefit... Shift rod was five turns high out of alignment. Guess they make a special tool to check height but I 'built' my own using a wooden...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Tech at the Marina asked the same thing. I did a water pump and may have turned the shift rod once only to center the hole so I could fit the tooth in. Also moved it with a screwdriver when I was...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Was shifting while at the dock when testing everything was done under power. Shifted controls to forward then pushed lever forward a 3/8 inch and she shifts.

    Tried turning the prop with engine...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    I get it racer, but I am close now. I can only get forward if I push on the shift lever. Doesn't matter if cable is connected or not. Tech at local Marina says the lower unit is going if this...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Thanks again for your help guys... Anyway, I swapped the cables just to see what's what and the throttle works ok now but I don't have forward gear. Reverse and neutral but no forward. Figured I...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Thanks racer verified that's the throttle cable so it's connected the right way... Adjusting the throttle cable only involves turning the circular plastic part right? Not sure what else to adjust...
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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

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    Re: Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Thanks Joe! I synced the carbs and set the roller on the scribe. What I am left with is a cable that is too long to fit back in the throttle plate. Do I have the cables backwards? Or is there an...
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    Setting proper idle on 87 Johnson 88 SPL.

    Hi, I have a new to me 87 Johnson and recently rebuilt carbs and replaced water pump. I mounted it on my boat and reconnected the throttle and shift cables. After I finished all that I fired it up...
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    88 SPL water pump question

    Hi, I happened to buy a superceded water pump kit 395059 and noticed it does not come with a rubber gasket that would sit between the lower unit and the chrome plate on the assembly. Is it ok just...
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    Floor repair materials and methods question

    Hello, doing a patch repair on my fiberglass boat and am wondering.. Is there a good, better, best with this? I have already purchased Marine grade plywood (3/4) but do not have epoxy or fiberglass...
  13. Re: Correct wiring on terminal strip of 72 Johnson 100esl72r

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    Got it. Should have looked at the back of the manual sooner! Incase someone else needs it I posted it here...
  14. Re: Correct wiring on terminal strip of 72 Johnson 100esl72r

    Thanks for the info... Actually that's why I took it off. But I also read somewhere on here that if your terminal strip is messed up then the clipper could be helpful. I burnt my last pulse pack...
  15. Correct wiring on terminal strip of 72 Johnson 100esl72r

    Looking for a hand on properly wiring the terminal strip as it differs from my wiring diagram in my OMC manual. Engine does run with the way it is wired currently, but I guess that could mean it...
  16. Re: Not sure what to think on health of 1988 150provl

    Figured it out. Stuff on the concrete is from underneath head.
  17. Not sure what to think on health of 1988 150provl

    So I picked this up three weeks ago from an offer up post. Wasn't sure if I could get it running but figured I could least part it out. After I got the plugs out I put in some penetrating oil and a...
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    Re: Year identification help?

    Thanks Boscoe!
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    Re: Year identification help?

    Ok, found what I think is the serial number. Metal stamped on a coin shaped 'plug' on the powerhead. Reads 305200. When I do a lookup on Yamaha's site, it sends me to a 115HP 4 cylinder model.. ...
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    Re: Year identification help?

    Not crazy important, but if I get this running the ad I write up with an 86, 87, 88 or 89 150 pro v won't look quite as s3xy... Sure wouldn't be the first ad I would look at if I were buying...
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