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Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1999 225 Fitch rapid spark

 

 

The rating differences have more to do with sales, signage, and facilities, but normally platinum dealers have techs with more training, all the special tools, and perhaps a larger parts dept.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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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.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Mate
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Registered: a week ago

Re: 1999 225 Fitch rapid spark

Well the Platinum one in my area is the one that flooded my boat with water and damaged my fender. Oh well I will pay up the insurance and hope they total it . Haha! Thank you for all the information. I will update the post when and if I find a solution. It seems to be a common problem with no solutions posted. Thanks again!
Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1999 225 Fitch rapid spark

Sometimes you find the best techs at a small shop where the owners and employees have a passion for boating and for Evinrudes. That is not to say that large dealers are deficient or have good service departments, but look at a shop and get a feel for the morale there and how they treat you.

 

It is no different than finding a good doctor or dentist or attorney.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

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.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.