The other is that I've recently mounted a 2-stroke kicker and I want to run both motors on the same fuel. So, what I'm curious about : 1. Even bought a new tank assy incl hoses. The motor is running better than ever and hardly any smoke at all, even at idle. So, learned how to disable. As far as the engines you see for sale.
Did you replace yours because of a problem or to avoid a future problem? Compression on this motor is around 140psi even. I do not know if there is a way to just re-built the fuel pump side and seal it off. If I was more mechanically inclined, I would re-attach it. So how much oil do I need to put in. The only time it would really be mixed at 50:1 would be during wide open throttle. Does it work with it conected? Helps keep the smoke down.
I have run it many times, no problem. Or am I over-estimating the amount of additional odor and pollution this might cause? I'm going to disconnect mine, too. For the record, I have seen a number of guys lose engines because of excess carbon build up or a carb running too lean. Runs fine, uses little oil. Did it and it runs great.
This is a 2-stroke 40 hp Johnson outboard boat motor. If you use 5 gallons of gas on an outing, this would correspond to less than a pint of oil, which might be very hard to notice a level change in a 2 gallon oil tank. Some oil leaked out of the top while underway, and so I was not sure that I was actually using any oil. So far this spring I've spent more time trailering my boat to Boats and Motors in Wakefield than in Boston Harbor. He thinks I have nothing to be concerned about. When you consider all the bad-rap this system has had.
Mixing oil for smaller motors running off 6 or 12 gallon portable tanks isn't a real problem. Off we go, back to the States. The oil went down about an inch in the reservoir the reservoir is about as big as the battery case. To view the date of manufacture, reference the serial number label that is located on the engine. T hat motor's 7 years old!! Would urge you not to do anything yet till some more input from forum. Two things: If the motor isn't getting oil, it will seize up in short order. By the way, Bob took those outboards.
You may want to have this looked at. I know many engines that have blown due to oil deprevation, but it would have done the same if premixed. This is a perfect motor for a Boston Whaler, Bass Skiff, Pontoon Boat, Carolina Skiff, Flats Boat, House Boat, Inflatable, or any small to midsize water craft. P art's at central warehouse, you'll get it next month. I was worried about how little oil was being used but after re-reading this thread feel, I can now enjoy my beer okay. Mod2: When I posted this, I wondered about where it should go. Since it ran fine for 70 miles, I guess it is getting what it needs.
Charles, The word on the street is. Let's see: powerpack, starter motor, and new wires. If I had a Merc, I might scrap it because they use a plastic gear that has a tendency to break after years of use. Up goes the credit card. When a significant product change occurs i. That don't always happen do to clogged or pinched oil lines.
However, based on what I've gathered I'd probably lean in the direction of pre-mix. We have fully serviced this engine which includes a carburetor cleaning, impeller, and gear oil. I am not arguing here although it is my Forte but you said it all in your last post. W e only do warranty work. If you select the wrong model outboard you may end up buying parts that won't fit. I'd love to get rid of this engine and get a new, quiet four-stroke. O ur techs only fix late models.
Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Your Evinrude dealer, if he is a good service dealer and knows his stuff, can tell you all about this and what parts to order. If you disconnect the gas line and run the gas out, it fills the carbs with oil, great for winterizing. Jim is correct sounds like your engine is just lacking fuel. But I a I had peace of mind.
A couple of years ago after hearing all the horror stories I decided to run pre-mix. The training program always tutored on the evils of not adding oil, so there was a strong tendency on the part of members to add oil to the gasoline whenever any was purchased. Mine had several pin size holes in it and stopped working. Before this weekend's boating excursion, I topped of the oil reservoir, which was a mistake because some oil leaked out of the top as I trailered the boat across North Carolina. I'll have Fred Boatnmotors look at it before I make a firm decision. What a sweet old engine. First you'll need to know your outboard's model number.