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geo15sport posted 07-04-2015 04:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for geo15sport   Send Email to geo15sport  
My 87 Johnson 70 with trim/tilt was recently run hot and cooked the power head. Just painted her too. What's a realistic value for that motor with controls or is there any value?
conch posted 07-09-2015 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for conch  Send Email to conch     
Would need more info. What is cooked? Could be done for you or rare opportunity for someone else. Does the engine turn over? Fresh water motor? Rusty? What failed?

Pull the head and have a look at the cylinder walls. That was a simple,tough engine made for many years.

geo15sport posted 07-09-2015 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for geo15sport  Send Email to geo15sport     
Thanks Chuck, I had my boys at marina look at it, there was metal in cylinders and was locked up. It had gotten extremely hot before shutting down, overheating alarm didn't sound off and my son isn't experienced enough to hear problems brewing. It would have meant new power head so I ended up trading it out with a Yamaha.
conch posted 07-10-2015 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for conch  Send Email to conch     
Sounds like the best move. Good luck with your Yamaha, I love both of mine.

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