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BuoyChaser
04-08-2006, 02:43 PM
i've picked up a 15hp 1990 Evinrude, Model E15RESR, from my father-in-law...hasn't been run for 10yrs and when she was, run in salt water...

any online guides besides buying the $30 repair manual???pretty cool can pull up all engine diagrams from their website http://epc.brp.com/default.aspx?brands=ej&lang=E

picked up some the following:
- Plugs
- Water Pump Kit

plan to replace the following down the road
- Carb Kit

also don't have a tiller (steering handle/throttle) for it, going to have to check on ebay...use to be an engine on a center console boat...

BuoyChaser
04-08-2006, 02:58 PM
E = Evinrude
15 = 15HP
R = Rope Start
ES = 1990 model year
R = Model run that year

decipher model chart: http://www.marineengine.com/manuals/evinrude/models_1980-present.gif

Online Repair Manual Johnson and Evinrude Outboards - All models 1973-2001 for $35 http://www.marineengine.com/manuals/seloc/johnson_evinrude.html#5000j

BuoyChaser
04-08-2006, 03:22 PM
also missing the tiller (steering/throttle arm assembly) since it came from a center console mounted boat...need this for beer crusin' and course maintenance...

hoping to mount on an aluminum fishing boat, but will probably be in market for beat up Carolina Skiff or Whaler because will be too powerful...

88 PS190
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
have you tried starting it yet? for me that's always the first step. see if it turns over freely. Then if it does, i hitch up the hose or a bucket set up and start it up. Once they're going you can check for the function of some other things (impeller comes to mind, but sounds like you are replacing that anyway.)

That engine is hardly old, so have fun, alot of parts available from the dealer, or you can find a seized engine and scrap it. That normally doesn't cost too much.

If not i'm sure we can add it to our outboard collection.

BuoyChaser
04-08-2006, 07:09 PM
have you tried starting it yet? for me that's always the first step. see if it turns over freely. Then if it does, i hitch up the hose or a bucket set up and start it up.
haven't even taken it out of the vehicle yet...pull rope is busted and shop didn't have the 5/32" pull cord i needed...is there another way to turn it over by hand???

Laurel_Lake_Skier
04-08-2006, 07:36 PM
If you take the cowling off you should be able to wrap a rope around the flywheel. There is ususlly a notch or notches that most any rope with a knot would be able to fit in and spin the engine over.

BuoyChaser
04-08-2006, 07:45 PM
If you take the cowling off you should be able to wrap a rope around the flywheel. There is ususlly a notch or notches that most any rope with a knot would be able to fit in and spin the engine over.
can you tell i grew up around I/O's and inboards?!? :confused: great tip!!!

flipper
04-08-2006, 09:17 PM
I have a 9.9 Johnson that I rebuilt, not a whole lot to the two strokes. I was able to get many of the parts at a lawn mower shop like the rope, plugs, and a couple other little things.

BuoyChaser
04-09-2006, 11:23 PM
Looking for an Evinrude Tiller (Throttle/Steering Assembly)
- 1986 thru 1992 will work
- 9.9 - 15hp steering handles will work
- Cable style not shaft and gear linkage

BuoyChaser
04-10-2006, 04:10 PM
someone out there has to know of someone who might have an extra tiller or one they took off laying around for an Evinrude...

Sodar
04-10-2006, 04:15 PM
someone out there has to know of someone who might have an extra tiller or one they took off laying around for an Evinrude...
Good luck on your search! We had a 9.9 Evinrude, that the tiller broke off of, when a kid hung on the tiller as a monkey bar! Never did find a replacement. I went to a machine shop in hopes of fabricating a new one, but the guy wanted more money than the motor was worth. We ended up buy a new 20 Honda Four-Stroke.

BuoyChaser
04-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Good luck on your search! We had a 9.9 Evinrude, that the tiller broke off of, when a kid hung on the tiller as a monkey bar! Never did find a replacement. I went to a machine shop in hopes of fabricating a new one, but the guy wanted more money than the motor was worth. We ended up buy a new 20 Honda Four-Stroke.
ouch that hurts!!!hopin' my luck with internet search pays off...gotta be one laying around in someone's garage collecting dust somewhere!!!

brftski
04-11-2006, 09:46 AM
Try this site http://www.wisnersinc.com/Fishing%20Info/Johnson%209.9_15.htm it has a manual on line that you can print off. I have a 72 9.5hp and it helped me a lot. From the 60's to the 90's the 9.5, 9.9, and 15 hp are preety much the same.

BuoyChaser
04-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Try this site http://www.wisnersinc.com/Fishing%20Info/Johnson%209.9_15.htm it has a manual on line that you can print off. I have a 72 9.5hp and it helped me a lot. From the 60's to the 90's the 9.5, 9.9, and 15 hp are preety much the same.
what a great find, guy has like 74 different resources, check out the main page: http://www.wisnersinc.com/Fishing%20Info/Fishinginfo_main.html

67 Most Boats & Motors are Ruined by Negligence
68 Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 / 15 hp (1) Normal Repairs 1974 - 1992
69 Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 / 15 hp (2) Powerhead & Gearcase Repairs
70 Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 / 15 hp (3) Troubleshooting
71 Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 / 15 hp, Converting Shaft Lengths 1974 - 2005
72 Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 / 15 hp Normal Repairs 1993 - 2005
73 Submerged Motor Recovery
74 Rebuilding the OMC Fuel Pump

i've downloaded just the one topic above and it was 60 pages landscape as a .PDF file, PM me and i'll email it to you...

bradamerry
04-13-2006, 08:59 AM
someone out there has to know of someone who might have an extra tiller or one they took off laying around for an Evinrude...
I will look at my local fishing boat dealer. Those size motors are common around here.

BuoyChaser
04-13-2006, 09:12 AM
I will look at my local fishing boat dealer. Those size motors are common around here.
that would be awesome, thanks for checkin!!!

bradamerry
04-15-2006, 04:59 PM
They are looking for one as we speak.... :wavey: They said that they may have the whole motor, if you want it for spare parts as well.

BuoyChaser
04-15-2006, 10:57 PM
They are looking for one as we speak.... :wavey: They said that they may have the whole motor, if you want it for spare parts as well.
awesome let me know what deal they have for this northern boy!!!

bradamerry
04-16-2006, 09:55 AM
awesome let me know what deal they have for this northern boy!!!
I would think we could get a good deal on the whole motor. I will check with them tomorrow. It would be great to have the whole thing for parts.