Need Advice


Old 03-01-02, 01:00 PM
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Location: Long Beach, California
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Need Advice

Hi All, This is my first time on the boating forum and I need your expert advice.
I have a 1995 Johnson 225hp w 120 hrs. Due to a knee injury almost 3 years ago I have not been able to get my boat out.
I now would like to start the motor but at the same time I know it's been sitting a long time and I don't know how I should go about prepping it for restart.
When I winterised it (not that we get much winter here in so cal) I first ran the motor out of gas, then I removed each spark plug and liberally sprayed a concentrated mix of oil and gas turning the motor over by hand to get good penitration. I also sprayed everything externally with WD40.
I'd appreciate any info on how to approach this situation.
Thanks in advance
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Old 03-01-02, 04:34 PM
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Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
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BoatMech is "the man" here and I'm not a pro, but I would just replace the spark plugs, replace ALL gas, and try to fire it up with a hot battery.
It will probably go.
Good luck!
(Another Johnson owner)
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Old 03-08-02, 03:11 PM
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There could be an issue with the rings sticking.

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Old 03-17-02, 03:56 PM
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Hi guys, yes i would repeat the lubrication process you
used during winterization to help free up any thing
thats sticky. get some fresh fuel/oil mix. even with
the vro. you wat to over oil it with the tcw3 and some ring
free or carbon free in it. Run it a bit in the driveway on the hose.
then go back to the tank in the boat with fresh fuel and youre good to go.
\the over oiling tank can be used again during extended storage.

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