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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Claremore, Oklahoma, USA
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    361

    Default "I have been given a Johnson 8

    "I have been given a Johnson 85 HP outboard motor Model 85TL79R Serial Number J5132062. It looks to be in good shape and turns over freely. Looked in cylinders with spark plugs out and it looks pretty clean. It was on a boat that ended up in a bar ditch. Boat totaled but motor undamaged!!

    I know how to do the regular maintenance on the motor, water pump, carb rebuild, etc. but was wondering about the history of these 85 HP motors. I'm more interested on the 85 HP reliability and the durability of the electronics.

    Thank you,
    Bill I've seen lots of them out there."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    lockhart, texas, US
    Posts
    5,811

    Default "excellent eng,esp if fresh wa

    "excellent eng,esp if fresh water only!...makes a good rebuild too!..do a compression ck,and spark test to see where you r at,at this point."

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