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minimontauk posted 01-03-2003 01:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for minimontauk   Send Email to minimontauk  
As I mentioned in another thread, I want to order a Johnson Shop manual for my 48HP OB. The previous owner said he thinks this is a late 96' engine. The foil sticker on the transom mount that has the serial and model numbers is half worn away an illegible. Is there anywhere else a model # would be listed on these engines?
Bigshot posted 01-03-2003 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
The freeze plugs on the engine block also have the serial or model # on them. Look on the block for a round little plug thingy.
Kingsteven18 posted 01-03-2003 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kingsteven18  Send Email to Kingsteven18     
The books usually cover a range of years, so if you're close, it shouldn't be a problem. Steve
minimontauk posted 01-05-2003 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for minimontauk  Send Email to minimontauk     
Thanks, Bigshot
I found the serial # on the freeze plug, right on top of the engine. I will call Johnson to get the model # and production year.
Tom W Clark posted 01-05-2003 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Once you find the model number, use this chart to decipher it:

triblet posted 01-05-2003 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
That chart, and a Swedish-English dictionary.



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