Any one have any thoughts on a 88 Mercury's Classic 50 45hp? Good motor? Dependable? Notorious for any problems? Looking at a boat with this motor. Appreciate any feedback. Never have owned a Mercury.
Mercury Classic 50 45hp
OK, on your tiller handle, there should be a red on/off switch. They make a little lanyard clip that fits under that switch and you attach it to yourself as the kill switch. If you yank on it it turns the switch to off.
Amazon.com: Quicksilver 8M0092850 Emergency Stop Switch Marine Safety Lanyard, Bright Red Finish, 54-Inch: Sports & Outdoors
Yes it is a tiller
Is it a tiller?
It is likely that the low speed jet in your carburetor is plugged, it’s an easy fix.
Happens with carbs in older motors, especially when ethanol fuel is used. Run a splash of seafoam in every tank.
it must be either Trumps fault or Walkers fault.
×2 on grandad 20 yrs for me 0 problems.
Yes 50 to 1
The oil injection system or whatever it is called on this motor has been removed, so you do premix gas and oil.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. It seems like a good motor. Starts good, runs strong. Impeller was replaced recently pees good. Only thing I didn't like was it quit if you turned the throttle too low, but with no kill switch maybe that's how you shut it off?