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Old 26 March 2006, 17:33   #1
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Calling Engineers!!!

Guys,
here are some pictures of my old Evinrude 25hp outboard. I believe it to be from late 70s/early 80s. During my last service, the engine back-fired. We think this has been caused by some corrosion (circled in red in the first two photos - the other two photos are to illustrate which bit of the engine I'm looking at). Basically, these two bolts have nothing to screw into, which appears to be letting air into the system. I believe these bolts may be holding the reed plate in place - but I'm not sure.

The component which is corroded - is it replaceable and what is it, if I can get one?
How much work, and thus, approximately how much would I be looking at to get the job done?
Should I just cut my losses and get a new one?

All help gratefully received, as ever.
Tim.
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Old 26 March 2006, 17:58   #2
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Old 27 March 2006, 16:08   #3
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Have you tried the scrapyard challange, sorry I mean Bill Highams off the east Lancs Rd Worsley. They have loads of bits you could get lucky!
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Old 27 March 2006, 16:13   #4
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Yoyo,
I have considered the scrapheap challenge, but they weren't exactly helpful when I last went there. I think I may take up Roycruse's suggestion and do a repair job until I can scrape together enough cash to replace it.

I've got my eye on a nice 2003 30hp for under a grand. I'm owed nearly 700 in expenses from work, so I've not far to go!!!

Cheers guys,
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Old 28 March 2006, 16:37   #5
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have you tried ship shape in hazel grove just on A6/A623 junction

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allways found Rodney very help full and likes a challenge !

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Old 29 March 2006, 16:20   #7
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Cheers Floater!

Yes, I've spoken to Rod at Shipshape Marine - he's the one who does my servicing and found the problem. His suggestion was to consider replacing the engine as it is getting on a bit amd is going to need new remotes and steering before too long.

Totally agree with you. Rod is really helpful, a good bloke. I'd certainly recommend him to fellow Manchester guys.

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