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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-23-2020

Old Evinrude 6hp

Hi all.  I have acquired a small tinny with an old 6hp Evinrude outboard.  The engine looks almost new with very little signs of wear and tear and seems to run well with what fuel is currently in the tank.  The Model number is A E6BACEC.  Is anyone able to answer a few questions for me:

 

1.  Can you determine the year and any other features from the model number?

2.  What is the fuel to oil mixture I should be using?

3.  What sort of grease is best for the steering bushes etc.?

4.  Does anyone have a copy of an owners manual available for this engine.

5.  Any other tips and tricks to keep this little gem in prime condition?

 

Thanks in advance.  It's been a couple of decades since I've tinkered with outboards.

 

Regards,

Rod

 

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Old Evinrude 6hp

 

 

1989

50:1  ---   2%

Evinrude Triple Guard grease or a quality marine salt-water rated grease

www.outboardbooks.com

 

http://leeroysramblings.com/OMC%206-8hp.htm

 

 

 

 


"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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Re: Old Evinrude 6hp

Thanks BluewaterBill.  Great info.

 

Cheers,

Rod

 

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Re: Old Evinrude 6hp

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Very sad to hear the forum is closing down.  I've only been a member for about a month and have read some interesting and very helpful stuff.  Anyway ... I have read the following from the Johnson Repair Manual 1971-89 Outboard 1 to 60hp regarding fuel : oil mixture:

 

Appendix A19

OIL/FUEL MIXTURE

 

1-  For all 1971-1984 engines in

this manual -- use 50:1 oil mixture.

 

2 - Since 1985 -- 2 hp through 35hp:

first 5 hours of break-in -- use 50:1

oil mixture.  Recommendation is 1/6

pint of oil per gallon of gasoline

(50:1).  After "break-in", use 100:1 oil

mixture.

 

Thought she was a bit smokey on 50:1.

 

Regards,

Rod

 

 

 

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Re: Old Evinrude 6hp


@Sonicpelican wrote:

Very sad to hear the forum is closing down.  I've only been a member for about a month and have read some interesting and very helpful stuff.  Anyway ... I have read the following from the Johnson Repair Manual 1971-89 Outboard 1 to 60hp regarding fuel : oil mixture:

 

Appendix A19

OIL/FUEL MIXTURE

 

1-  For all 1971-1984 engines in

this manual -- use 50:1 oil mixture.

 

2 - Since 1985 -- 2 hp through 35hp:

first 5 hours of break-in -- use 50:1

oil mixture.  Recommendation is 1/6

pint of oil per gallon of gasoline

(50:1).  After "break-in", use 100:1 oil

mixture.

 

Thought she was a bit smokey on 50:1.

 

Regards,

Rod

 

 

 


For only a couple of years did OMC recommend a 100:1 fuel-oil ratio but it was not recommended for engines run at high speeds for extended periods or for engines  used infrequently.  They came out with a service letter and bulletin to go to 50:1. The biggest reason was that 100:1 did not provide rust protection, especially in salt water environments, when the motor was unused.

 

 

 


"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.


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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-23-2020

Re: Old Evinrude 6hp

Thanks BluewaterBill. Good info once again.  Based on your advice I think I'll stick to 50:1 or maybe just a little leaner than that, but not 100:1.

 

Where to go once E-Nation has shutdown?? Smiley Sad

 

 

Regards,

Rod