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    Default 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    Can anyone tell me the shift rod measurement is from the surface of the lower to the hole in the shift rod the model no is J115pxsor please help a brickies turned home boat mechanic

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    Default Re: 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    The shift rod measurement is from the surface of the lower unit that mates with the mid-section to the center of the hole in the rod. I just went through this ordeal on my '96 Evinrude 150.

    I would strongly encourage you to make a tool for measuring the height. I used a piece of 3/4"x3/4" angle steel that was about 3/32" thick. The piece was square on both ends so it set cleanly on the LU, I measured my exact shift rod height, drilled a 3/16" hole at that location, then secured a 3" #8 machine screw into place with a nut and lock washer.

    This tool allowed me to hold it perfectly parallel to the shift rod and thread it in and out until I had the screw precisely in the middle of the hole. The length of the 3" screw allows the bottom of the tool to set out away from the water pump.

    KJ

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    Default Re: 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinj View Post
    The shift rod measurement is from the surface of the lower unit that mates with the mid-section to the center of the hole in the rod. I just went through this ordeal on my '96 Evinrude 150.

    I would strongly encourage you to make a tool for measuring the height. I used a piece of 3/4"x3/4" angle steel that was about 3/32" thick. The piece was square on both ends so it set cleanly on the LU, I measured my exact shift rod height, drilled a 3/16" hole at that location, then secured a 3" #8 machine screw into place with a nut and lock washer.

    This tool allowed me to hold it perfectly parallel to the shift rod and thread it in and out until I had the screw precisely in the middle of the hole. The length of the 3" screw allows the bottom of the tool to set out away from the water pump.

    KJ
    Can you tell me the measurements mine would be

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    Default Re: 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    J115PXSOR

    Having NOT kept up with the model number coding, a curious question here.

    Would the year coding be SO (2005) with the "R" being a factory run number, or OR (2004) as indicated by Bowie1980?

    If "OR"....... PXS = ?
    Last edited by joereeves; 09-25-2017 at 01:50 PM.
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    Default Re: 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowie1980 View Post
    Can you tell me the measurements mine would be
    I don't know. Mine was 21 1/4" but the length has varied among models, years, etc.

    I found this old thread but it doesn't list the 2004 engine. I would assume since you have a Johnson that it's carb'd and not an Etec engine?

    http://www.marineengine.com/boat-for...olved-115-2003

    According to JWMarine's post in that thread it looks like yours might be 21 1/4", but I can't say for sure. Someone with 2004 factory service manual will have to look up the exact value to be absolutely sure.

    KJ

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    Default Re: 2004 Johnson 115hp bombarded

    Quote Originally Posted by joereeves View Post
    J115PXSOR

    Having NOT kept up with the model number coding, a curious question here.

    Would the year coding be SO (2005) with the "R" being a factory run number, or OR (2004) as indicated by Bowie1980?

    If "OR"....... PXS = ?
    "SO" = 2005.

    "PX" = P, power trim and tilt, X, 25" lower unit

    That would make his shift rod height at least 25", or surely not the 21 1/4" referenced above.

    If that 21 1/4" length is right for the 20" engine, then for the 25" engine I would be expecting 26 1/4".

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