Month: October 2018

1988 40HP Evinrude Johnson Carburetor Rebuild

Rebuilt Johnson Outboard Carburetor

My first attempt at starting the Johnson 40hp Engine resulted in a few sputters and a bang or two. Consequently, I checked the carbs and drained the one on top. My reward was a stream of prehistoric ooze. I tried removing the screw from the bottom carb to drain it as well, I found that …

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2006 Silverado 5.3L Smoking on Startup Solved!

New Dorman Valve Cover

5.3L Smoking on Startup If you own a GM truck or other vehicle with a 5.3L smoking on startup, you should read this. When starting the vehicle after it has sat for a while you’ll get some bluish white smoke from the exhaust. You’re burning oil, but relax. It’s most likely oil that has seeped …

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Restoring a Chainsaw – Carb Adjustment and Sharpening – Part 2

Craftsman 20" Chainsaw Restoration

Now that the carburetor has been put in, it’s time to finish the chainsaw and put it to a test. I did find one problem, the chainsaw was leaking oil. When I looked into the saw, I found that at some point, the chain was off the guide and chipped the area where the oil …

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Evinrude 9.5hp Lower Unit Gearcase Rebuild – Part 3

9.5 Evinrude Lower Unit

Final Assembly So far I’ve gotten the unit torn down, the seals and bushings replaced and installed the shift rod and the impeller. Now it’s time to get on to the final assembly and testing. I’ll be focusing on the lower unit gearcase. Let’s get on with installing the gears, sealing the unit up and …

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Evinrude 9.5hp Lower Unit Impeller and Seals Rebuild – Part 2

9.5 Evinrude Lower Unit

In my last post, I described how I tore down the lower unit. In this post I’ll be re-assembling it. I’ll be taking the following steps to get it complete back together. Replace the seals, including the shift rod bushing and o-ring Re-install the lower unit impeller, plate and gasket Reassemble the drive gears seal …

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Evinrude 9.5hp Lower Unit Rebuild – Part 1

1971 9.5hp Evinrude on Back of Boston Whaler

Removing the Lower Unit Dropping the lower unit was fairly simple. There are four bolts holding it in place. There is also a shift rod connector that you have to take into account to completely release the lower unit. If you look at the  pictures below you can see the Brass connector on the far …

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Changing A Lawn Tractor Spindle and Pulley

Mower-Spindle - IMG_2108.jpg

Changing your lawn tractor spindle is fairly easy. It’s definitely within the reach of the average person. A basic knowledge of hand tools will take you through changing a lawn tractor spindle in a relatively short time. My adventure started when I went a bit to far into a ditch with the cutting blades engaged. …

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