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NOT edited, and credit is given to the author.
information provided should never replace common sense or the
recommendations of the OEM. I do not assume responsibility
the use or misuse of this information. The information provided
based on my experience working as a full time mechanic, on hundreds of
motors over time, reading a lot of manuals, education, and consulting
other experienced mechanics along with a number of retired service reps
I am friends with.
I can offer
any advice from
experience, it would be NOT to try and fix your own motor if you don't
have a good understanding of what you're doing. You need to have
the right special tools, reference materials, and most importantly,
UNDERSTANDING of what is wrong and how to properly fix this
issue. Most people do more harm then good if just messing
around blindly. The reason why I can do these repairs is I've
put in thousands of hours reading, fixing, and practicing. I
something new everyday. I have also gone out and acquired the
necessary, CORRECT tools and reference manuals to work on the
motors. These are very
important to promote correct operation of the motor. The idea is
have a reliable motor, not just one that 'kinda runs.'
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I generally update
this section in the off-season when I have more time
to devote to the website...in the November-February timeframe.
All other months I add things as my free time allows, which doesn't
seem to be much these days.
Combustion Essentials - updated
What You Need To Know About Motors 2/16/21
- updated 11/26/18
Cooling System - updated 12/19/18
- updated 1/8/19
- updated 12/2/18
- updated 11/23/18
- updated 12/20/18
Trailer & Boat Component Maintenence
101 - updated 4/6/18
- In an effort to indicate where/when new content has been added, I am
now adding a date stamp to each section heading for those of you who
come back to my website to learn new things.