no experience with Johnson's and trying find a water pump kit for my motor online but I don't know the most up to date part number(s) for the kit.
online Evinrude parts manual shows part# 0395060 / 0395062 for the repair kit and 0395059 for the chrome pump kit (at twice the cost!!!) However when I do a search for those part numbers, SOMETIMES I see they come up as obsolete substituted with #18-3392 ... is that the best one to get or should I go NOS???
Now I'm confused and don't want to buy the wrong thing ... anyone know?
also, how is the chrome kit different? (does it even apply to my motor?)
And I'm seeing Sierra kits and SysteMatched kits <- are they as good as factory?
The latest and greatest part number for your motor is 5001594 for the standard kit, 0395059 is the part number for the chrome kit which is used in a saltwater environment. You could use the Sierra pump kit should you choose to.
The above part numbers are correct. We do not and cannot recommend aftermarket repair parts as they may not be able to meet specifications or longevity required by Evinrude Engineering and there is no way to know.
SystemMatched parts are Evinrude, the other brand is not.
Genuine Evinrude replacement parts carry a 1 year parts and labor warranty also. Support your local dealer.
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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
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