RE: [omc-boats] Servicing of Outboard Motors

From: aperakes@...
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 18:13:19 -0600

I found those neat new garden hose adapters for use with newer air tool-like
pop-on/off accessorises fit perfectly into the lower unit intake on my 155
Hp i/o. I use some cloth duct tape wrapped around the adapter to keep it
snug in there and another piece across the screen to stop the back-flow.

Regarding trailering, we've only trailered with the unit about 1/2-way up
and we're the original owners. The only parts that have been replaced were
the cast aluminum, spring loaded cog and a solenoid some 10+ years ago.

Regarding skiing, we've had 8 decent sized skiers up behind our 1967 Reveler
and have the movies to prove it! (Worst part was keeping the lines
untangled and getting everyone up through the slooooowwww launch.) It has
been a very good ski boat, though the low attachment point for the line
means the line does get caught in the wake during elbow-touchers or when

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:29:37 -0700, Greg Van Vliet wrote
> I should point out that my '64 90hp Johnson outboard and '68 85hp
> Evinrude
> (freebee I got for lower end parts) do not have the water pump
> intake on the side of the lower end as most newer models do. The
> intake is under the anticavitation plate by the prop. Because of
> this I cannot use the standard muffs. Accordint to my shop manual a
> special garden hose adapter was once available that fit into this
> intake. I'll probably try to make something similar or I'll just
> end up using the big plastic drum that I have.
> Regards,
> Greg.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Halweg [SMTP:glennhalweg@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 6:20 PM
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Servicing of Outboard Motors
> Joe,
> You buy a set of motor flush thingies commonly called muffs that
> fasten to a garden hose and around the lower unit of your motor.
> Bass Pro Shop has them very reasonable
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe McGill" <jmcgill89@...>
> To: <omc-boats@...>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 7:21 PM
> Subject: [omc-boats] Servicing of Outboard Motors
> > As a newbie, my first question would probably revolve around how one goes
> > about servicing a Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. I picked up a
> circa
> > 1968 service manual, and was surprised to see some very simplistic
> > procedures. However, I got a bit scared when looking at the section on
> the
> > distributor.
> >
> > When you're setting RPMs, etc, I'm guessing the motor has to be in some
> kind
> > of water to keep it from overheating. If you're not on a lake or river,
> do
> > you just put it in a big drum of water?
> >
> > Thanks for any info.
> >
> > Joe

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