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Captain
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎08-27-2013

Johnson 9.9 Identification

I am looking to buy a used 9.9 Johnson for my 10' hard bottom inflatable.  I have seen what appears to be a 1980s vintage engine but the seller does not know the model year of this engine.  The model no. is J10RCSE and the serial no. is 15224546.  It has the thermostat housing on the lower part of the cylinder head instead of the top.  In what model year did this change this occur?  Does this engine have the electronic ignition as opposed to the older points type ignition?  Were there any other upgrades in later model years to the 9.9s and the 15s that would make it prudent to look for a newer engine?  Any insight or suggestions anyone can provide would be appreciated.   

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Admiral
Posts: 8,325
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Johnson 9.9 Identification

 

 

The motor is question is a 1980 model that has CD igntion. Have a trained technician check it over completely if you are interested in purchasing it to make sure that it is in decent shape  for being 36 years old and to see what servicing it may require.

 

 

 


"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.


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Captain
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎08-27-2013

Re: Johnson 9.9 Identification

Thanks for the prompt reply.

 

When did the larger block on these engines occur?

 

 

Admiral
Posts: 8,325
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Johnson 9.9 Identification

 

 

I believe it was in the early '90s.

 

 

 


"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.