So, I got myself a 6HP Evinrude
two-stroke from 1993. Very happy with it; looks good, starts good, well maintained by a dealer, only used by the kids
to play around in the marina and always rinsed inside (cooling) and out with fresh water
after all uses.
Because I'm planning on (ab)using it as the main dink engine
on a roundtrip to the Carib from Europe
I want it to be reliable and I want to be able to fix it should it break down. That, and the fact it stalls sometimes when giving it full throtle made me decide I would like to take it apart and put it back together again. I don't think it needs much more then a thorough cleanout and some general maintenance
, but I want to get to know it a little bit better.
Long story short, I've looked high and low for the paperwork to aid me with this, but it's near impossible to find... For my volvo penta
inboard I found a bunch of (workshop) manuals
with exploded views of all parts
of the enigine including parts
numbers. Something like that would of course come in extremely handy if one were to plan to take an engine
apart and put it back together again. Still, this doesn't seem to exist for the evinrude
. I found one dealer that had "some paperwork" laying around, but he wanted 70$ for it. Seems a bit steep =/.
- Does anybody know on the top of their head
what could cause the stalling when underway? No sounds otherwise, no indications when it's idling and starts back up afterwards fairly easily.
- Where could I possibly source the help (be it in paper or online) to succesfully take most of the engine apart and put it back together again?
- If not readily available for evinrude, are there other brands that have the paperwork available? I can't imagine two 2-stroke 1993 6HP outboards from two different brands be completely different...