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Leggy Blond needs service help!
|Author||Topic: Leggy Blond needs service help!|
posted 06-11-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)
Setup: 18' OR with 1988 150 Merc
This engine has always seen the shop for routine maintenance. I'd like to start doing it myself. Are there any links on this site about the ABC's of outbord servicing?
Otherwise, what should be done? Oil change,spark plugs, Fuel filter.
posted 06-11-2002 02:00 PM ET (US)
I've found that the purchase of a maintenance and repair manual for your model to be very helpful. Most chaing boat stores (Boat US, Boater's World, etc...) will carry a book for most manufacturers. This will cover general maintenance and repairs as well as having specific information on your model (i.e. wiring schematics, etc). I've found mine very helpful in the care and feeding of my 93 Evinrude 88 SPL. The book I have covers all models up to 250hp for about a 5 year range.
posted 06-11-2002 03:09 PM ET (US)
Any pictures of the uh...............boat?
posted 06-11-2002 03:58 PM ET (US)
Explicit photos of the item needing service will only be furished if there is an exchanging of favors (ie: advice or information)
posted 06-11-2002 04:10 PM ET (US)
Ditto on the manual.
I purchased a Clymers and found it useful until I purchased the OMC factory manual. The Clymers pales in comparison. Between an OEM manual and the Clymers you'd be set. You might also check out:
posted 06-11-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)
never scared, be careful....me thinks those gams are hairy!!!!!
posted 06-11-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)
I'd recommend the factory manual. The generic ones don't have enough specific detail, and the factory ones provide plenty, indluding the all important parts numbers. Worth the extra $ in my opinion.
posted 06-11-2002 06:47 PM ET (US)
I am tempted to edit the TOPIC line to read:
"Leggy Blond Needs Service, Help!"
As an old English teacher of mine used to say, "one comma can change the whole meaning."
posted 06-12-2002 12:04 AM ET (US)
Once had an english teacher who would say "you've got to be mindful of where you place your "dangling modifier"
Factory manual it is. Thanks for the feedback to all.
posted 06-12-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)
Chuckle. . .
posted 06-13-2002 08:09 PM ET (US)
Being as you have decided on the factory manual, what about having both (the other [Clymers] is pretty cheap and has some different wording that can make the task easier). Just my 2 cents. Well there's my advice, now about those photos...
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