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ewalsh posted 04-09-2003 07:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for ewalsh   Send Email to ewalsh  

What is special about a 1991 Johnson 150 a "Silver Star". The hood is quite modern, when compared to outboards of similar vintage. Is their something unique about this model that sets it apart?

Thank you, Ed

ewalsh posted 04-10-2003 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ewalsh  Send Email to ewalsh     
captbone posted 04-11-2003 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I know that evinrude and johnson made a few different models in the 150hp over the years but there is almost nothing special about them. They basicly have 3 models in the 150hp. The standard 150, the saltwater (ocean pro, ocean runner) and then the bass motors(fast strike, xp, GT, and a few others. The saltwaters ones have more stanless, and the bass motors are a little more high performance with different carbs and max rpm. OMC also made a limited edition high performance motor for a while and also some normal motors with (Tracker) boats stickers. I dont think the silver star is a limited ed motor so I would think that it is just the stickers on the hood. I would guess that it is just a normal 150 or maybe a bass motor with weird decals. Is it a 20 or 25 shaft? No matter what it is, it is not worth any extra money. You would just be paying for the stickers. If you like the way the hood looks then you can always just get a sweet deal on a normal 150 and 175 omc and slap the stickers on it. I would love to see some pictures though.
captbone posted 04-11-2003 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
They also made a 155hp commercial motor for along time. Just had a stronger water pump and better lower unit.
ewalsh posted 04-11-2003 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for ewalsh  Send Email to ewalsh     

Thanks for the info. I'll try to get a pic this weekend. The motor is all white with red graffics. The side of the motor is more or less like this:


Anf the front of the cover has a 5 or so inch "V6" decal in the color red.

25" shaft. The Mechanic I spoke with said that it had some fancy ignition system that helped the motor idle faster on its own when cold.

Regards, Ed

PSW posted 04-11-2003 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
I beleive this motor is pictured in the digital catalog that was put together on CD ROM. I had a GT on my last Montauk and there was just a few very minor differences over a regular 100. If it is the motor I saw in the pictures then the decals do look pretty sporty.


captbone posted 04-11-2003 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
If it is the 60 degree v block then all of them have the fancy ignition. If it is the olded 90 degree block then it is special. The way to tell is the newer motors are as narrow as can be.
ewalsh posted 04-15-2003 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for ewalsh  Send Email to ewalsh     

I still don't have pictures, but I took the engine cover off, and the front air filter/cowling has a sticker that reads "V6 Loop Charged" (nothing new there). The rear of the motor has another black plastic cover that hides some components that are mounted in between the V formed by the block. That cover has a sticker on it that reads, "OIS - Optical Ignition System"

Was the OIS a standard feature on all 1991 Johnson 150 models, or is that unique to my motor, which is the "silver star"?

Thanks again, Ed

NEVER SCARED posted 04-15-2003 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
Its just marketing crap. Kind of like Colgate with "MFP" flouride. Is this some advanced kind of flouride? Nope, just stants for maximum flouride protection. Does the "fast strike" series start easier? Faster? Probably not. I never fall for gimicks like "Advanced formula", "Extra strength", or my favorite "power scrubbing bubbles"

Never scared

captbone posted 04-15-2003 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Basicly the same as the new 2003 johnson 150/175 outboard.

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