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Old 22 August 2014, 10:51   #1
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1999 Johnson's 2 Stoke 15hp Short Shaft

Hi

I am new to engines and looking to get one.

Does anyone know is a 1999 Johnson's 2 Stoke 15hp Short Shaft is any good? I'm talking about generally, are they reliable, replacement parts easy to get etc etc

It will be for a 3.2 Sib

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Old 22 August 2014, 11:29   #2
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I'm not claiming to be an outboard expert, but my brother has one of these on his 3.2 zodiac for the last 6 years, it not too bad to lift around and goes along really nicely, as for parts all he has ever done is annual oil change and runs it on that premium fuel with a good 2 smoke oil, and have to say doesn't smoke much at all, it seems a loverly motor that I would happily buy if he was to sell it
Not a lot of help I know but I'm sure one of the rib net experts will chip in
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Old 22 August 2014, 11:35   #3
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I've got one on my Aerotec. Cracking engine, runs like a sewing machine.

I'd only ever had Japanese engines before, and was a little nervous. I needn't have been - great piece of kit.

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I have had 2, both the Johnson and the Evinrude versions. Although I am usually Yamaha only, both of these engines suprised me.

Light, quiet and really responsive. DIY servicing is easy and all parts are available on line from multiple sources.

Great engines and wouldnt hesitate to buy another.
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I've got one, and I really like it. I actually prefer it over the Yamaha.
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Old 23 August 2014, 00:36   #6
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Great boat motors!
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I have an Evinrude 40hp, which of course is the same thing as a Johnson with a different brand name, and color. It has NEVER left me stranded. Although it has had runability issues. In the USA of course parts are easy to come by.
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Old 24 August 2014, 19:44   #8
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Hi

Well I purchased the engine. It looks quite smart.

On the throttle handle, is it easy to replace the idle control (I think its that), it's bent and pushed in

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