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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Curious what you guys think a 2003 Johnson 25hp 4-stroke might be worth. Long shaft elec start tiller. Anyone out there have one? Any pros/cons about Johnson motors would be appreciated.

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Re: Johnson Motor

if your looking to buy then i think it will be illegal on arthur and is bigger than the 15-20 hp models so a quick sticker change wouldn't work

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Re: Johnson Motor

As for Johnsons, parts are easy to find. Longevity wise they last, my 9.9 gets about 30-40 hours a week put on it. Been using it for trolling since 1989, 30+ weeks a year. That adds up to alot of hours. Just starting to give me problems. Spent about $200 on it for parts since I bought it new.

The price range would be somewhere in the $2500+ range depending upon condition of the motor. If your buying from a marine dealer expect to pay close to $3500+.
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Johnsons are great motors. Only problem I had with it was getting it started in the cold. But then it was 15 degrees out and had a batch of bad gas in it. Once the fresh gas reached it she fired up everytime. The newer one I got she fires up just like the old. The first time everytime.........
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Re: Johnson Motor

I love mine, it's a 72', and starts on the first 2 pulls. BRP sells parts for them back to 68', and alot of the parts on the newer ones (68'-78') are interchangeable with the older units. The only downside I've seen on OMC motors is that the OEM coils were sensitive to temperature and would go bad a little quicker. I even have an 39' evinrude 1.1 hp I fire up and run once or twice a year.

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Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Johnson Motor

Johnsons are good motors, but it really depends upon how it has been taken care of and stored.

I want to start it and run it before putting any serious money down on it.

When I get an older motor, I usually change the fuel pump, cooling impeller, plug, gass filters and drain the gas.

then run it in a barrel for a half hour with some gum out in the tank to clean the carborator.

If it is then shut off and sits for a few hours and starts on the first or second pull...you will be happy for many years.

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I used to have a 71 Johnson 6hp. It ran perfect. Just not big enough for my boat so I sold it. I became a master at replacing points on that thing.

Johnsons are good motors. I just don't see many of them around here. Probably because most dealers in this area all carry Mercury.

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I called the dealer the other day looking for a new 15 and when the quote came back I said thanks but no thanks. $3600, $4300 with the power tilt, that Yamaha must be made of gold.
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