Johnson 115 1995 Question
from Michigan. I just had a few questions on this boat I just picked up.
It has a Johnson 115 on it (1195), looks like no spark from all cylinders.
Where do I go from here, is it the power pack everyone is saying?
Anyway to tell for sure, know its kind of a general question. Also,
trim unit makes noise up and down, no movement either way? Any help
would be great, thanks in advance !!!!!
made two 115hp engines. The 60 degree loop charged version and the old
crossflow version then called the "special" or spl. Both had CDI
packs that could be bad in your problem description. The cross charged
motor I would say is the pack as any other problem like triggers or coils
taking out all 4 cylinders is unlikely. The stator could cause this type
of failure but I haven't had an OMC stator go bad in so long I think I was
in my 20's then. The new 60 degree motor had some problems with the
trigger assembly and they were shipping a new CDI box and trigger
together. One was causing the other one to fail. At any rate, I go for the
CDI box as 99% of the time on an OMC with no spark on ALL cylinders it's
importantly I'm assuming that you know the key switch and the wire harness
is good. If the key switch is shorted it can cause the engine to have no
spark. Spins over but the switch won't turn it on.
trim could be as simple as the tilt release screw is loose. It is located
on the starboard clamp bracket and has an arrow showing which way to turn
it to release. Turn it the other way and try it. If that doesn't work
check the fluid level and if it is ok then you have an internal valve
problem and a good dealer will need to look at it.
this answers your questions,
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