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Motor: DIY or Pay up; that is the question
I hope this is the proper forum for this question. If not, please forgive me. I have a 6HP Johnson outboard (2 cycle) I use on a C22. It's been a terrific motor and hasn't given me a moments trouble. It came with the boat and I now need to change the oil and I will need to change the impeller. I don't have a manual for this motor and I've never taken an outboard apart...yet. My question is this: How difficult is getting to the impeller, and once there, how difficult is it to remove and replace? Changing the oil should be a "no brainer" but I'm not so sure about the motor innards. If it's not a DIY project, how much should I expect to pay for having someone else do it? Also, where can a fellow get a shop manual?
Sort of a rambling question, but any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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