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ril0 posted 07-16-2009 05:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for ril0   Send Email to ril0  
Please, can someone help? Where can I find details on how to wire my Evinrude 200 FICHT on boat, that is, install remote controls, oil tank, gauges, and etc. I have experience with older two-cycle motors,but not anything like this.
Chuck Tribolet posted 07-17-2009 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I suspect all that info is in the factory service manual.


ril0 posted 07-17-2009 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for ril0  Send Email to ril0     
Thanks Chuck. Do you know if I can download [a factory service manual] anywhere[?] Cheers
seahorse posted 07-17-2009 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     

See your dealer for the Evinrude Predelivery and Installation booklet that shows what you need for mounting and hooking up the motor. It is part number 5007085 and 128 pages.

You will also need a factory service manual for the oil system bleeding and testing procedures and for using the laptop to set up the linkage (depending on model). With your motor's model number, the dealer can order the correct manual for you.

jimh posted 07-18-2009 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Although many people ask for a pointer to where they can download literature from engine manufacturers such as the service manual or the installation instructions, in general it is my observation that none of these documents are available on-line for downloading. If they were available on-line for downloading, I am certain there would be a charge for the download, and I expect the size of the download would be extremely large, many hundred megabytes. I have a factory service manual for my motor. The publication is probably 300-pages long, it is filled with illustrations and diagrams, and if it were in a digital format it would not be nearly as useful as it is in a printed format. Even if I had the manual in digital format, it would be awkward to use it around the motor while working. I have quite a nice laptop computer, but I cannot see its screen well in direct sunlight. The printed manual is much handier to use. If you really want to perform service or installation procedures for a complicated device like a newer outboard motor, you need the OEM literature to guide you.

If you are asking where can you download a document like the engine service manual on-line and for free, you can forget about that notion entirely.

The price charged for the printed copy of the service manual is really quite reasonable. They are usually less than $100. If you price technical literature with the same number of illustrations and diagrams in other subjects, you will find that OEM engine literature is a relative bargain.

TransAm posted 07-18-2009 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
I downloaded the factory service manuals of the entire line of Yamaha outboards for model year 1999. I believe it cost $9.99, or $14.99. The collective cost of this literature in printed format might be several thousand dollars, as just one manual retails for almost $100.00. When I need to preform maintenance or repairs I am not familiar with, I open the file, print the couple of pages associated with my repair, and place the printed pages in a binder when I am through. Each service manual is between 3 and 11 megabite. I do not recall the download time, but with a high speed connection I do not recall it being terribly long.
jimh posted 07-18-2009 08:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
That is a fantastic deal on the Yamaha literature. Getting $1,000 of literature for $10 is quite a bargain. Could you give a pointer to the website where you can get the literature for that price? I might download it just for reference.
TransAm posted 07-18-2009 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
Here you go

TransAm posted 07-18-2009 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
By the way, these are indeed the FACTORY service manuals with supplements.
number9 posted 07-19-2009 02:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for number9  Send Email to number9     
You can also get them off of eBay in CD form. Advantage to that you get all manuals for a span of years. Mine was about 10 bucks shipping included for 2000-2004. Later years are also available.
jimh posted 07-19-2009 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
To clarify, on the website mentioned above it has a notation that the digital files are just scans of the printed documents. This sounds like something a little scary. If the pages of the documents are all scans, that means the text is rasterized and treated as an image. Is that the case?
jimh posted 07-19-2009 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I looked at what sort of "them" is available on eBay. I found that the service literature offered in CD form was typically from secondary publishers, not the factory published literature.
TransAm posted 07-19-2009 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
Yes, the files are in pfd format. The files are professionally created complete with a computerized index in the sidebar. There is no distortion of the printed material, no skewed images, etc., although I have only looked at the large, V-6 manual in detail. The manuals remind me of what is available from vendors who publish their service manuals for their respective products on their websites. If you like, I'll e-mail you one of the smaller files to review.
number9 posted 07-19-2009 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for number9  Send Email to number9     
Can't vouch for any particular eBay seller on the CDs. The one I have is a direct copy of the Yamaha SMs in typical PDF format with table of contents side bar linking to the sections. Same format as the down loadable Owner's Manuals on the Yamaha site except the SMs will print.
Doubt that IMRACINGMANUALS.COM manuals are any better or worse and probably are unauthorized copies like the CDs.

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