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The actual year is found in the model number, not the serial number. For example, 150TXL78 is a 150hp engine from 1978. 65ESLR72 would be from 1972. For engines prior to 1969 refer the the Johnson 1960-1979 serial number year chart located here.
Finding the Model Number

The model number for Johnson and Evinrude outboards is usually found on an identification tag that is located on the transom mounting bracket of the engine. Hopefully, the model number is still legible when you find it!

it can be as simple as BP blaster in the cylinders and wait or 1/2 transmission fluid and 1/2 lacquer thinner and soak, test, soak. Then there is applying heat to the cylinders and tapping the pistons thru the spark holes if possible. Remember do not apply flame/heat to motors with fumes and gas/thimmers etc.
If you try to raise or lower the engine and nothing happens, first check to make sure that the battery is charged and that the battery switch is in the “on” position. Next, listen for the solenoid/start relay while operating the control (tilt) switch up or down.
At various points of their existence, Johnson Outboards were some of the best marine engines in the world. Before their discontinuation, they were labeled a brand of lower-powered engines, usually of 25 horsepower or less, and made by Suzuki; but these models are still viewed as quality motors.
OUTBOARD MOTORS

Spending much of its history within the Outboard Marine Corporation, the Johnson name was eventually past to Bombardier which discontinued operations of the brand in 2007.

Outboard motors, similar to wooden boats, are valued by the simple laws of supply and demand. Yet, some fairly common models like Mercury kg-7 “Super 10” and Johnson 5 hp green TD models are fairly pricey in restored condition. Some rare, often low horse power, brands like Flambeau or Elgin are easy to bargain for.
The latest serial number labels display a 2-digit number in a box at the lower right portion of the label. These digits coincide with the last two digits of the year in which the outboard was manufactured.
The Johnson brothers held over two hundred patents, and revolutionized the American outboard motor. The company was first acquired by Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) in 1935. OMC filed for bankruptcy on 22 December 2000. It has been owned since 2001 by the Canadian firm Bombardier Recreational Products.
Take an old toothbrush and give the outside a scrub while it`s still wet and it should clean up almost like a new motor. Hope this helps. A mixture of 50% auto trans oil and acetone is an excellent penetrant. The best penetrating oil documented 50/50 ATF/acetone.
Usually when the starter does not engage fully it is because of a low voltage usually caused by a low battery or bad connections. take the plugs out and you should be able to EASILY turn it over by hand in both directions.
If It`s Too High

Additionally, having less drag is a telltale sign that the motor is too high because the motor isn`t underwater enough. Porpoising occurs when the tilted position is off, breaking contact with the water. If this happens, your speed will diminish, and you won`t reach maximum acceleration.

Usually when the starter does not engage fully it is because of a low voltage usually caused by a low battery or bad connections. take the plugs out and you should be able to EASILY turn it over by hand in both directions.
On smaller boats, you will typically find a tilt mechanism that makes it possible to lift the engine out of the water. On larger outboards, and some smaller ones, there is an electric motor that lifts the engine up and down with the simple press of a button.

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I have the Intex Sand/Pump pool filter Model SF 20110. It’s been running real great for the last 4 months. However recently it has been tripping the internal overloads and I have found the pump motor to be very hot when I put my hand against it. I have tried several different solutions, such as a level ground platform that was clear of any obstructions, made sure that the motor vents under the motor was clear of anything that would prevent air flow. I used a non electrical type of lubricate on the impeller. When I would turn on the pump the rotor would not turn but only would hum very loudly and then slowly begin to turn. I also noticed that the motor’s rotor shaft would not turn to freely due the tightness around the rotor’s shaft. After using the lubricate the shaft would turn a little easier. I used an amp meter on the incoming voltage line and the motor would run at 4.5 amp. And yet it still overheated and tripped the motor overloads. I can only think that the motor is still not getting enough ventilation. I have check and cleared all the incoming lines and found nothing block the pumps input or output lines. Any suggestion?
ANSWER : I just looking into this issue my self. The pump cools itself by a internal fan, which is run by the motor. Well I took the housing cover off to find out all the fan blades have broken off and were setting in the base of the pump. Once you remove the fan blades from covering the air intake, it might be fine. I will find out my self once summer gets here.

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Motor was running great, but it died slowly and never start again
ANSWER : Check to see if you have a spark -then check if you are still getting fuel-and how old is the fuel-because it is recommended ,an im assuming its a 2 stroke motor,that the fuel should be replace with a fresh 2 stroke mixture every couple of months as the mixture jellyfies and sludges up the carb etc-try those first

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I have a 1991 Yamaha 250 outboard motor. I can connect the harness from the control box to the motor harness, put the motor in nuetral, and the motor will turn over but it will not start. I can disconnect the conrol box from the motor, jump it direct from the battery, and it will start. What might be the problem? I even bought a new control box but still have the same problem.

Thank you,
Dean Youngstrand

ANSWER : I would check for power coming off of the ignition switch. The ignition switch is what sends power to the control box to the coil. You can also check for power on your coil. But I would bet that it is your ignition switch.

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I have a 1997 motor guide wireless 24volt Big Water trolling motor. hooked it up to the batteries and put in a new 9volt battery in the foot pedal. the lights come on on top of the motor head and the foot pedal beeps, but the prop doesnt turn or spin (like there is no power to the bottom of the motor) any suggestions to what the problem is or how to fix it? (just bought the motor from a lady who’s husband died. dont have any manuals)
ANSWER : Hello there, as you said the power does not get to the bottom of the motor. The motor could be faulty or just completely bad. First you have to determine that the motor is good until you can determine this it is quite impossible to determine if there can be any fix. Take out the motor and try to power it on its own if it works fine then the problem is not from the motor but most likely the problem is from the motor. Let me know what your findings are. Hoping to hear from you soon.
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I have an 8100 ES Reebok treadmill. There is a squeaking noise coming from the drive motor. It is coming from the non-belt side (if facing the front of the treadmill, the left of the drive motor. When the treadmill is turned off, I can manually move the walking belt in the walking / running direction and it will squeak. If I move it in the opposite direction, manually it does not squeak. Also, if I need to lubricate the bearings can you tell me how to get to them to do this. The motor has plenty of power and no other problems, only squeaking. I have sprayed a belt lubricant on the belt and also blown it all out with a can of compressed air (used for computer key boards).
ANSWER : Hi.the bearings in these machines should be lubricated and sealed for life. they are not designed to be touched. it sounds like you have done the important bits. belt lubrication and blowing out any debris that may be there. squeaks like this can be incredibly difficult to find, but can also be incredibly annoying.the main things that you can do is keep watching to try and find exactly where the squeak is coming from and check for anything wrapped around the edge of the roller.keep using the belt spray, and the compessed air.a good grade silicone lubricating spray used at the edges of the rollers, by the bearings and around the motor and gearbox unit may also help but do not get this spray on the belt as it can be very slippery.squeaks like this can start and stop on their own or develop slowly and go just as slowly.keep doing the maintenance you are doing, and use the silicone spray as described above.it may take a little while for the spray to work its way into the bearings as they are fairly well sealed but you should notice an improvement after a few days.please feel free to ask for further advice if you need

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I own a 1998, 25hp Mercury short shaft tiller outboard engine. It is on a 15′-10″ Mirrow Craft semi V aluminum flat bottom boat. When I am running it, the steering handle pulls to the left making the boat turn right. I have to concentrate on keeping the handle steady when the motor is at full throttle. If I would let up the tension with my arm the motor pulls the boat to the right. I need to balance the motor so it runs without steering tension. How do I adjust it?
ANSWER : You have a tiller tab on the foot of your outboard, It has a mark on it, and should be cocked to one side, take note of the mark, and turn it one way or another, just keep notes on what you do, then try it. See what happens, you should be able to compensate for the over steer by moving this tab. Hope this helps.

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How do I get an instructional manual for the awning on my RV?
ANSWER : Kindly download the manual from the following website

http://bryantrv.com/owners.html

thank you

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