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Good place to get a motor fixed around Dayton?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Jackfish, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. I don't really know anything about how a boat motor works. I have a 9.9 Johnson that isn't running. Anyone know a place around Dayton that is worth recomending to fix it?
  2. I would take it to dixie Marine in fairfield. I know its a little bit of a distance away, but you'll get excellent quality work from a well reputed marina.

    Take 75 south to 275 west to Springdale Rt. 4 Exit. Take a right off the exit, its about a mile to a mile and a half up Rt. 4 on the left side. You can't miss it, it has a Ranger Bass Boat about 30 to 40 ft in the air. Good luck!

  3. UFM82

    UFM82 The one others want to be

    Most shops won't do anything for you if the engine is more than 10-15 years old- it's not worth the money. Figure 2 hours of shop time- that won't get you much done and that's $125 at least. A 15 year old 9.9 might be worth $1,000 if it's nice. Add somer parts and some more labor time for a real repair and you can dump $300+ in an engine and it isn't worth it.

    What's wrong with it? Tell us what problem it has and maybe we can help.

  4. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Make sure the valve is open & it's getting fuel. Pull the plug(s) and examine condition. Replace them if they are bad. Shoot a little starter fluid or carb cleaner in the plug holes, and see if it will fire up.
    Be sure to have it in a tub (trashcan) of water & secure to avoid any accidents. I used to put mine on a sawhorse. If it fires with a shot of fuel in it, then it might be in the carbs. If not, it might be the spark.
    I'm no expert but that can narrow it down to a fuel or spark (electronic) related problem.
  5. UFM82

    UFM82 The one others want to be

    I saw the "problem". Not running is fairly vague. It doesn't start? It doesn't turn? It has a rod though the side? It has no cylinder head? I mean, "not running" could mean almost anything.

    I just wanted a bit of info. Or, he could just save himself the hassle and give it to me. I'm sure I can figure out something to do with it. ;)

    I'm thinking a total rebuild for thousands of dollars is in order. :D Oooh, I'm so bad.

  6. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Yeah...put $2,500 in it like I did and then try to sell it...

    Not running to me, means won't start.

    Just a thought...has it been submerged???
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