Lake Houston Fishing!

The one stop Lake Houston Fishing resource!
It is currently Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:46 am

All times are UTC-05:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: shifter seal replacement
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Posts: 61
95 Johnson 130hp took out other day and was having hard time moving controls came home and then it was locked up tight. Turns out the shifter seals need replace, took lower out and while unscrewing the shifter rod I was trying to count the rotations but was having a hard time cause was so tight and couldn't tell when it came loose. Well after about 30 turns it was out but problem is I'm not really sure when it did come out cause had to leave the housing attached to the lower, couldn't turn and hold the housing by hand. I did however measure from base to tip of shifting rod and was right around 22". My question is how crucial is this measurement or is there a set number of rotations it might take to get in the ballpark? Never thought a 3 dollar seal would lock tight a shifting rod but it does. Just trying to get some thoughts on this before putting it back together. Hate to have to drop the lower a few times trying to get it right, but might have too.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:35 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:33 pm
Posts: 8554
depends on if short shaft , long shaft, or extra long shaft.
. this may help in the measurement
just skip to where he adjust the rod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufy6W9EI1cg


Shift Rod Heights 1973 thru 1981 50>235hp By OBJ
June 3rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
SHIFT ROD HEIGHT - 73’ THRU 81’ OMC Outboards
Use the following dimensions to make the correct height adjustment on the shift rod on all 50 thru 235 models from 1973 thru 1981.
S - Short Shaft (15”)
L - Long Shaft (20”)
XL - Extra Long (25”)

Sorry my book does not cover the 130 hp but if you call these people they will tell you the
measurement you need to know they work with diy Stone & Sons Marine  

Boat dealer in Houston, Texas
Address: 3410 Oak Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Hours:
Phone: (713) 686-3011


NOTE: These measurements are made from the top or mating line of the gear case to the center line of the hole at the top of the shift rod.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Posts: 61
Thanks -- gave them a call and they said 21 15/16 which I measured to top of rod with 22" and was just a rough measurement -- Thanks again hopefully get it back together today


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Posts: 61
Thanks again sticko got her back together and seems good -- with control all the way forward took cable off and shifting linkage wouldnt move anymore forward and same in reverse so seems like its there -- now just waiting on new cable for throttle (moved throttle cable to shifter for testing out) might be a couple days before get it -- wish I would of just spent the extra 20 buck or so and bought local but on serious budget for little while


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:10 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:33 pm
Posts: 8554
yes sir i try to get after market on them they work good and lots cheaper when
you can find them.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:21 pm
Posts: 61
yea i like helping local shops when can afford it but online for 35 bucks shipped or local for 55 to 60 for 14' teleflex -- thats couple boat launches -- lol


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC-05:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited