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Old 09-07-2017, 02:55 PM
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so, this has probably been addressed a few thousand times, but, if you own an outboard motor, say.....maybe a mercury 18xd, and, the choke came apart in your hands, (seriously...whole thing....every brittle plastic piece) and, the parts to fix said part are obsolete, what is the most reasonable course of attack?
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Search eBay, look for a used parts motor, search and post on websites that have a large mechanic presence such as bbcboards.net or screamandfly.com, they may have spare parts laying around.
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Try www.mercruiserparts.com.
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http://www.marinepartsgalore.com/

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There out there you just gotta look, try ebay, google the part engine make and model
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so far, batting a goose egg. has anyone ever tried putting an electric choke, and/or starter on one of these?
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whittle one out of starboard.
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http://store.oldmercs.com/Default.asp
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Can't hurt to post the year and serial number of the engine, and since you know the part is obsolete add the part number you checked.

You said "choke" , but could it instead be a primer lever? The parts diagram and list I just checked for the middle range of listed serial numbers only showed the latter. ( Part # 41703?)
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Oldmercs.com
Vintageoutboard.com
Seawaymarine.com
Mercguy.com
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I just had the same issue with a part for my 1986 Merc 7.5hp. I found the part from this company under NLA parts.

http://www.eastjupitermarine.com/mer...ury-nla-parts/
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Searchtempest.Com searches craiglist as far as you want, not as good as it used to be but still does it with a Lil more effort. THEN you need to get a seller to ship.
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Try here:

http://www.twincityoutboard.com
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Clinker and David wade have the answer it seems. oldmercs (ironically...30 minutes away) has or can get all of the above parts.

the engine is (I think) a 1985 18 xd serial number 6633458

I thank all who answered.

next step was going electric choke and starter, or removing and recycling the engine

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