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Old 05-20-2016, 11:21 AM
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We blew the power head on our 1996 Evinrude 225 last fishing trip. You guys really did a lot to help my dad troubleshoot the problem. Thanks for all your help. I told him to get his own account though, it's not hard to do Anyway, he surprised me and my brother last night with this in the back of the truck


Now we need help getting the old motor off the boat and the new motor on. We tried to find a engine lifter from the local rental places but had no luck. We live in Hobe Sound. Anyone have any ideas where we could check next? Anyone live in our area that would let us borrow or rent one for the weekend?

Also, my dad had a compression check done and had the person run the motor several times before purchasing. He does not want to put it in the water until we do the best we can do with preventative maintenance. What should we do first and what would your list be if it was your old new motor? Also, what kind of gas and oil would you recommend for this motor?

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Caleb
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Redneck lift is a come-along hanging from a tree. I have lifted and pulled some crazy stuff with a come-along.
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The tool you need is called a HOIST. There's a hook on the top of it that you attach to something above, and some chains coming out the bottom, one with a hook, one is a loop you use to lift the hook, and some "slack".

Find something to attach the hoist to where you can back the boat (and the truck with new engine in it) under. Maybe an exposed beam in your garage? Wrap a chain around a beam, hook the hoist to the chain, back the engine under it, etc.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-c...ane-69512.html

print out a 20% off coupon

http://www.harborfreight.com/digitalsavings.html

Final cost less than $150
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Originally Posted by strokeracevt View Post
Redneck lift is a come-along hanging from a tree. I have lifted and pulled some crazy stuff with a come-along.
we lifted an entire boat with 2 of them lol
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Caleb you will find some good answers from some valuable members...

PS We still pray for all of you.
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Originally Posted by strokeracevt View Post
Redneck lift is a come-along hanging from a tree. I have lifted and pulled some crazy stuff with a come-along.
We have big trees across the street in the park. Wonder what the neighbors would think

Thank you sir!
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Originally Posted by richinct View Post
That's a great option sir. I will show my dad.

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Caleb you will find some good answers from some valuable members...

PS We still pray for all of you.
I remember you sir. You were always encouraging me during a hard time. There are great members here.

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What were compression numbers?
Look in the manual to find lifting eyes on each side
of motah or text me pics and I will show u

Run non ethanol gas or rec 90 w pennzoil semi synthetic

Run for 20 minnows
Get new champion plugs
I think you use ql76jc4 but check manual

Get one gallon of gas
Add one can of sea foam
Top off VRO tank
Run at 1400 for 15 minnows
Let sit for 15 minnows
Repeat until gas is gone

Gap new plugs to .030
Change Lu lube and water pump

Enjoy
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Originally Posted by calebollie View Post
I remember you sir. You were always encouraging me during a hard time. There are great members here.

Thanks,

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You will also need a lifting eye for the motor, you may be able to borrow one from a dealer in your area if you do some business with them

http://www.offshoremarineparts.com/9...FUxZhgodxLEKhA
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Originally Posted by lbdroid View Post
The tool you need is called a HOIST. There's a hook on the top of it that you attach to something above, and some chains coming out the bottom, one with a hook, one is a loop you use to lift the hook, and some "slack".

Find something to attach the hoist to where you can back the boat (and the truck with new engine in it) under. Maybe an exposed beam in your garage? Wrap a chain around a beam, hook the hoist to the chain, back the engine under it, etc.
Thank you sir! I will show my dad this.

Caleb
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Originally Posted by calebollie View Post
We have big trees across the street in the park. Wonder what the neighbors would think

Thank you sir!
Do it at 3AM and either nobody will notice, or anybody who does will be too drunk to care.
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Originally Posted by calebollie View Post
That's a great option sir. I will show my dad.

Thanks,

Caleb
Careful, might not be *tall* enough.

This is; http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-t...ane-41188.html
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a chain fall will work too.
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Originally Posted by richinct View Post
You will also need a lifting eye for the motor, you may be able to borrow one from a dealer in your area if you do some business with them

http://www.offshoremarineparts.com/9...FUxZhgodxLEKhA
My dad said the gentleman he bought the motor from took it off with chains hooked to bolts in the engine? So probably not right? Does this tool require us to remove the flywheel? I think my dad is trying to avoid that because we don't have a puller.

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Originally Posted by richinct View Post
You will also need a lifting eye for the motor, you may be able to borrow one from a dealer in your area if you do some business with them

http://www.offshoremarineparts.com/9...FUxZhgodxLEKhA
Omc not a Merc
No lifting eye
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Originally Posted by lbdroid View Post
Careful, might not be *tall* enough.
The boom extends which increases the height, it also reduces the capacity so you need to look at the chart, click the manual on the page. Should be ok, the hoist is rated for 1 ton max, that motor weighs less than 500 lbs.
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Omc not a Merc
No lifting eye
The link I posted is for OMC, it bolts to the fly wheel. There are no lifting lugs on the older OMCs. I just took 2 of them off my boat.

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