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