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BJ posted 06-11-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)   Profile for BJ   Send Email to BJ  
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.

Regards, BJ

NoviceWhaler posted 06-11-2002 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for NoviceWhaler  Send Email to NoviceWhaler     
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.

Happy Whalering,


NEVER SCARED posted 06-11-2002 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
Any pictures of the uh...............boat?
BJ posted 06-11-2002 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for BJ  Send Email to BJ     
Explicit photos of the item needing service will only be furished if there is an exchanging of favors (ie: advice or information)

Regards, BJ

Chap posted 06-11-2002 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
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:


hauptjm posted 06-11-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
never scared, be thinks those gams are hairy!!!!!
andygere posted 06-11-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
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.
jimh posted 06-11-2002 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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."

BJ posted 06-12-2002 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for BJ  Send Email to BJ     
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.

Regards, BJ

JimU posted 06-12-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Chuckle. . .
Ed Z posted 06-13-2002 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Z  Send Email to Ed Z     
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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