Question: How To Winterize A 40 Hp Mercury Outboard

How To Winterize A 40 Hp Mercury Outboard.

I have a older 40 hp Mercury outboard. I picked up the boat and motor during late summer. But I haven’t had a chance to put it in the water yet. I had it started and ran for a short bit when I bought it to make sure it ran. Well winter came up real quick and it’s gonna be real cold here tonight. How to I winterize the engine ass far as a basic winterizing. I know I have to ...

Electrical On Boat Motor

I have a 4hp mercury outboard with no fire. changed ignition coil and plug nothing...checked voltage from two wires coming from magneto and i have voltage apparently not enough. I took fly wheel off and found that there is a condenser. They want 50 dollers for this little condenser. NO WAY! so my question is...Is there another condenser (another boat motor, mower, small engine etc.) that i could use in place of this one? again it looks just like the 10 ...

What Can I Do To Fix My Mercury 40 HP Outboard Boat Motor

I have a Mercury 40 HP Outboard Boat Motor and I am having some trouble with it getting it up and going. I can start it up and run it at idle speed with no problem. The problem is that when I give it full throttle it doesn't take off like it used to. It will go up to a certain point and stay there for about 1 minute solid and then it acts like it wants to go by jerking ...

Outboard Buying Guide.

What do i want to look for when buying and older used outboard? heres an example off an add at craigslist. *50 horsepower Force outboard motor 1986. 140psi compression on both cylinders. New water pump, ignition coil, points/condensers, and carb kit. Lower unit resealed. This motor is in good shape and ran great on my boat this past summer. I dont beleive this motor had many hours on it from the how clean it is. the lower unit drive and prop shafts ...

I Have A 2001 2 Cyl Mercury 40 Hp Outboard. I Need A New Cylinder Sleeve But Have No Idea Where To Find One.

I checked the local Mercury dealer and they told me to go to a machine shop. Are there any cheaper alternatives than having a sleeve custom made? well the water pump was temporarily clogged so the engine overheated and warped the piston which in turn got stuck to the sleeve. The cylinder head is fine but the piston and sleeve are shot. Does anyone know any boat salvage yards around georgia or florida? ...

85 Hp Suzuki Outboard Motor, No Oil Injector, Does Crankshaft Get Oiled From Fuel/oil Mix.

I have an 85 suzuki outboard motor from the mid 80's, the oil injector doesn't work so I've been mixing the oil with the fuel. My question is, does the crankshaft and the other internal parts of the engine get oiled with the fuel/oil mix, or is there a sump with oil in it somewhere. This is my first two-stroke outboard, I've had two-stroke dirt bikes and they have a seperate place to put oil for the crank, in addition to ...

Why Did My Mercury 35hp Outboard Just Stop Working

Hi, this god dam outboard, my engine has always been great until recently it started getting a little harder to start, then whilst out fishing my engine just gave up all together, :o( can anyone please advise me, i have check the fuel is getting through ok, i've had the flywhel off to check the magnets and electrodes are still ok (past experiece magnet broke and damaged electrodes) this all seems to be in perfect order, i've now ordered new spark ...

Outboard Exhaust Very Smoky After Running Out Of Gas. Tips

Johnson 115 1999 outboard auto oil/gas mix ran out of gas. Refilled with gas and engine smokes profusely (but turns over). Is this just because the mixture oil/gas mix is wrong (too much oil) and will return to normal or has something more serious occured. Thanks for any advice. ...

Looking For Help With Outboard Ignition System

I have a 1976 chrysler 55 hp outboard motor. I suspect that there is a problem with the electronic distributor module (MagnaPower). A NOS part is running ~$300 if I can find one. So I am thinking about replacing it with a distributor module from another 2 stroke engine. Any advice on this? Has anyone done it? Are there any pitfalls (ie matching voltages or getting the timing right)? ...

I Have A 50 Horse Mercury Outboard Motor Where Can I Find A Part Inside The Distributor

Inside the distributor there is a small composite piece that touches the shaft running through it to generate spark. however this part broke and i am having trouble finding it to replace it. i belive it is the ignition breaker assembly could anyone tell me if im right or where i can go to order this part? the serial number of the engine is 1522156 ...