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Old 11 June 2018, 14:51   #1
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1989 mariner 25hp outboard repair

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Can anyone recommend a really good mechanic in the northwest area or north wales who I may take my motor to for a repair it requires the power head removing as the gear selector shaft has broken at the top end under the Powerhead which is a pain to get at.....
Where’s the retired old professional when ya need him
Also any ideas on what this is likely to cost, got a quote of £55 an hour from one place but there customer service was crap
The motor is in really nice unused nick really so should not scare too many off
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Old 11 June 2018, 14:58   #2
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It's not difficult to DIY it if you're handy. The powerhead is light enough to lift off yourself. I've done it while camping in a remote area, used a Cornflake box for a powerhead joint gasket, lasted many years. I'm not recommending the Cornflake box but if you do, grease it well.
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Old 11 June 2018, 15:48   #3
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Hi all

Can anyone recommend a really good mechanic in the northwest area or north wales who I may take my motor to for a repair it requires the power head removing as the gear selector shaft has broken at the top end under the Powerhead which is a pain to get at.....

Where’s the retired old professional when ya need him

Also any ideas on what this is likely to cost, got a quote of £55 an hour from one place but there customer service was crap

The motor is in really nice unused nick really so should not scare too many off

Kind regards


MES marine at queensferry, not had work carried out there personally but worth a quote
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Old 11 June 2018, 17:33   #4
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Do it yourself. It is six bolts to lift powerhead off, remove throttle pulley wheel and unplug wiring. possibly one of the easiest engines to work on.

The gear selector is a common problem on those. The pressed stainless steel pin comes loose. I used to TIG weld the pin back in position, better than replacing with new. Its years since I last did one, but I think you have to lift the tray off too - you need to undo the hidden 17mm shock mount nut at the front of the engine under the tray
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Thx for all the reply’s phantom you have it bang on, my train of thought re the weld, so are you saying I would not have to take the starter pulley mechanism, carb etc of just what you have stated and she’ll lift off?
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Leave it all intact. You just need to undo the throttle cable pulley, kill switch wiring, fuel pipe to the tray and choke linkage from memory (probably 5 years since I last did one)

Will need to drop gearbox too
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Cheers phantom I’ll have a look
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