Re: [OMC-Boats] Subject: Reverse works great, but...

From: lib1@...
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:01:04 -0600

Yeah, OMC Premium Blend is OKAY -- (that's the new name for the old OMC Type

I think the main difference is NOT about conductivity, as much as it's about
The TYPE C allows the springs to wrap up (engage) properly -- assuming the
tang isn't broken, of course.

The TYPE C should be used in all electric shifts, OUTBOARDS or STERNDRIVES.
(ELECTRIC SHIFT OUTBOARDS first appeared on the 40 hp & 75 hp in 1962.)
ALL OMC, JOHNSON, EVINRUDE BOATS with factory sterndrives are ELECTRIC


----- Original Message -----
From: "Micah Donahue" <mdonahue@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 10:02 AM
Subject: [OMC-Boats] Subject: Reverse works great, but...

> Lee --
> Thx. Just wanted to confirm that test point. I was mainly making sure
> the shift wire test was to be done at that point in the wiring.
> Good news -- we are running on OMC Premium Blend (checked the bottle).
> So that also explains why reverse works so well. My guess is a broken
> spring. Off it goes to the boat docs at Tri-Town Marine in Harrington,
> ME...
> Thanks,
> -Micah
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>> Message: 3
>> Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 19:44:34 -0600
>> From: <lib1@...>
>> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Reverse works great, but...
>> To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's"
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>> Your Step 3 question: Well you "should" have a decent ground back
>> to the
>> engine or negitive battery terminal, but that's not always the real-
>> world
>> situation. Personally, I would find some bare metal on the down-leg
>> case for
>> my lower gear case ground point. You can always check the ground
>> resistance
>> each physical step of the way back to the engine block/battery.
>> Ah, so now the truth comes out -- We are not running Type C, eh?
>> Mmmmmmm.......that means consulting the OMC Gods....It would be a
>> good idea
>> not to re-apply power to the coils.
>> I'd also take readings with and without the rogue lubricant present.
>> I've personally never cracked open the lower gear case. I've hear it
>> takes
>> nuclear-power snap ring pliers to get those buggers apart. :-)
>> Lee
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