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I picked up an older Johnson 6hp Seahorse that had been sitting for a while, but ran wonderfully for a day after I bought it, but is now not turning over. I'm sure it needs to be gone over. Anyone know a good, honest outboard mech. in CT area? I know I should take care of it myself, but I don't have time. Thanks.
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Sounds like oil mix problem....Dale

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Dale, I know that it is hard to say from a distance, but when you say oil mix problem, is that a carb issue or something else? Thanks. Greg
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GMC not sure where you are at but I always used Greg's Outboard Service in Old Saybrook. He's on Rt 1. Very good service and price is very reasonable.. Greg Fiorelli 8602272154

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Outboard motors need oil mixed in gas , depending on the year of motor The mix can be different. not enough oil and motor will stop turning over. Most OMC use 50 to 1 mix Older ones run 25 to 1 and you must use 2 stroke outboard oil.....Dale

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Think I got the mix okay and used fresh gas, but maybe some sludge got in.
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GMC not sure where you are at but I always used Greg's Outboard Service in Old Saybrook. He's on Rt 1. Very good service and price is very reasonable.. Greg Fiorelli 8602272154

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We find Marine Sport Center - 2400 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport- knows what they're doing and works hard at it. Lots of difficult to find obsolete or discontinued parts and helpful advice.
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Gerard Monast at Thimble Marine in Branford. 203 481-0590
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