maintaining a 15 hp johnson 2001

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by cantcatchsquat, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. cantcatchsquat

    cantcatchsquat Well-Known Member

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    what should i do to maintain a 15 hp johnson motor.I cant afford to take it to a mechanic right now but would like to know what i could do myself to keep it in good working condition.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Read and follow the instructions in this one...
    It covers just about all the basic maintenance needed annually.
    It's a pdf file so you can save it to your hard drive as a permanent reference.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=6&ved=0CBUQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spc.int%2Fcoastfish%2FSections%2Ftraining%2Ffts_pdf%2Fstatutory%2Foutboard_lg_en.pdf&rct=j&q=greasing+outboard+motor&ei=D7DZSrT9M4KY8AaChW2BQ&usg=AFQjCNHxscYoRWk_UGbEY677F0zWv-XUBg


    A video on lubrication to watch:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1aiowAA70[/media]

    And one on lower unit lube:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgX1Q6bkVoA[/media]
     

  3. cantcatchsquat

    cantcatchsquat Well-Known Member

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    thanks brett

    if i dont have the owners manual how do i found out what kind of oil i should use.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I use the lower unit lube purchased from my local Merc dealer.
    But any quality lower unit oil will do the job.
    Even the stuff from walmart, I think it's Lubrimatic.
    What is important is regular inspection and changing,
    but using the same brand oil each time. Don't mix lower unit oils.
    Don't forget to replace the drain screw seals also.
    They get old, split and leak.
     
  5. choppercity47

    choppercity47 Well-Known Member

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    if someone could find the right engine oil weight for pat it would be appreciated
     
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Pretty sure thats a 2 stroke, usually means mixing fuel with TCW III, correct?

    :-?
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Two
    Cycle
    Watercooled
    Type III

    http://www.nmma.org/certification/programs/oils/