View Full Version : Are Outboard Motor questions allowed here?
12-10-2007, 08:34 AM
Oh boy - I hope so. I'm new to them, so I need some advice. I have a 1982 Evinrude 115HP. I'm trying to remove the power head. I've removed all the nuts i'm supposed to (yes, I'm sure), but the damn powerhead is still stuck to the lower unit. I've given it a couple of bangs with a large piece of wood, some rubber mallet blows, etc.,....I've started applying some PB penetrating fluid to it, and I'll do that for a couple of more nights, and then I guess I'll try to head the seam with an acetelene torch. Am I missing something? Any ideas would be appreciated.
I removed the exhaust cover, and I can see the seem between the powerhead and the lower unit, and I'm awfully tempted to take a pneumatic chissel to that crease, but I'm afraid of cracking the damn thing. That's a bad idea, right?
12-10-2007, 09:01 AM
Sure: here's a thread I started when I rebuilt the waterpump on mine:
Therein is a link to a website that has knowledgeable gearheads.
What are you doing to the motor?
12-10-2007, 09:30 AM
Thanks Kim! The motor on my boat is shot. the cylinder is cracked. I'm going to rebuild this one, and put it on the boat. God willing!
12-10-2007, 09:31 AM
Acetelene torch... pneumatic chisel??!!
Hyperbole, I hope.:eek:
Do you have a manual? Does it show the strip-down routine?
EASY DOES IT!
Cast aluminum is fairly brittle stuff.
Cuyahoga Chuck's suggestion - http://www.iboats.com/
ought to be great help.
12-10-2007, 09:45 AM
Try to find a reputable Evinrude doctor. They have been trained in all manner of secret incantations and magic spells that enable them to accomplish these things with little or no effort. Our local one is also a city firefighter. They do not always have prominent locations.
12-10-2007, 10:09 AM
I'm betting you didn't get all the nuts. As I recall, there are six studs, four of which are about six inches long. If you did get them all, try removing the lower unit first.
12-10-2007, 07:42 PM
NO...no questions about outboard motors! HAHHAHahhhahAajJa
12-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Started working as an outboard mechanic in 1965, worked my way thru grad school as an outboard mechanic. "Retired" in 1976.
First order of business is buy the official factory manul for your engine. It will make you life 10 times easier.
Good sites for help are www.aomci.org and www.marineengine.com
Good luck, it's easy with the proper manual. That's a very good engine design, well worth repairing.
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