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the Wizard

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98 Johnson 50 hp repair or replace?
« on: Apr 08, 2014, 10:31 AM »
I have a 50 hp 3cyl Johnson, The bottom end has been replaced, the brain [ or computer ] was replaced 2 years ago and now it runs good at idle but not under power.      The mechanic says its a bad rod bering ..
   So should I sell it cheap or fix it ?   I can't decide...   Any ideas on repair costs or opinions?     How much is it worth with controls?
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steelie1975

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Re: 98 Johnson 50 hp repair or replace?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 11, 2014, 12:30 AM »
at best i would say a couple hundred to the right person
Steelieslayer

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Re: 98 Johnson 50 hp repair or replace?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2014, 04:49 AM »
Well that's kind of what I was thinking but I was hoping to get an estimated repair figure from some one ...   
    Thanks Steelie , maybe I'll put it on Craigs list.
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mwoj43

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Re: 98 Johnson 50 hp repair or replace?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 13, 2014, 06:42 PM »
Like posted before. Probably a couple of hundred. I had same issue. I had 1990 evinrude 50hp. Ran good, but getting tired, Starting to loose power. I decided to get a new 60hp merc. Bigfoot. Before I had to put any money into it. Traded it in towards a new cover for boat. Dealer was going to use it for parts.

the Wizard

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Re: 98 Johnson 50 hp repair or replace?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2014, 10:25 AM »
Giving it away to a good friend, I think that was the best Idea....
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