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rgfixit

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Yearly Maintenance
« on: Mar 23, 2021, 03:44 PM »
Well, the old 30hp Johnson was dripping some from the lower gear case. So, I pulled the prop shaft housing and bought new seals and o ring. As usual there’s no way to get out of buying parts and walking away for less then $50.

I won this time....$47.30.

Anyway. It’s all back together and ready when the water is.

Rg
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Yogi

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Re: Yearly Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: Mar 23, 2021, 04:46 PM »
I put new seals in two years ago. It's great we can get parts to keep these old timers fresh.

rgfixit

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Re: Yearly Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 2021, 06:46 AM »
I buy from Pugsley’s marine in Webster. Yeah they’re a bit more expensive than online but I always get genuine OMC parts. They’ve never failed to have what I was looking for. By the time I add in today’s outrageous shipping prices, it works out the same.

Rather give a local business the money anyway. They’re super nice people.

Rg
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Yogi

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Re: Yearly Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2021, 06:53 AM »
mite be thing of the past.  didnt omc fold during the scamdemic?  its been really nice to be able to get parts as you said.  rebuilt an old 57 big twin 35.  could buy everything i needed new no hassles.  try that with an old merc. lol not
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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rgfixit

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Re: Yearly Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2021, 02:24 PM »
Omc was bought up in 2000 after filing bankruptcy. Bombardier owns Johnson/Evinrude. Those old Mercs were a nightmare. They changed model 5 times a year and parts were nonexistent. No idea how they are now. I’d never own one anyway.

Rg

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