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Boats n Hose
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?


Well done sir


Bleeding purple
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
I have seen a lot of Johnsons and I myself have one that has worked flawlessly for over 30 yrs.


Of course I make sure to keep the vessel it is in in tip top shape.


Oh btw you have to make sure you use a Johnson frequently unlike other pieces of equipment if it sits around too long without use, things get all mucked up. I recommend bi weekly runs on the vessel of choice even if it is only for a short trip. Noon seems to be a good weekday time as other distractions are usually clear of the ramp at that time. On these short trips it is important to run the Johnson until it heats up and the temp valve opens allowing the ejection port to spew. That is the only way to ensure proper functioning.
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meauxjeaux2
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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Bleeding purple


make it stop


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Chad504boy
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
quote:

I have seen a lot of Johnsons and I myself have one that has worked flawlessly for over 30 yrs.


Of course I make sure to keep the vessel it is in in tip top shape.


Oh btw you have to make sure you use a Johnson frequently unlike other pieces of equipment if it sits around too long without use, things get all mucked up. I recommend bi weekly runs on the vessel of choice even if it is only for a short trip. Noon seems to be a good weekday time as other distractions are usually clear of the ramp at that time. On these short trips it is important to run the Johnson until it heats up and the temp valve opens allowing the ejection port to spew. That is the only way to ensure proper functioning.


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Kcrad
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
I don't know if you're doing it on purpose but you're killing me.


DonChowder
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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I have seen a lot of Johnsons
Uhh. Uhhhh.









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Tiger 79
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
I knew this wouldn't end well



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Bleeding purple
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
One last piece of advice

Johnsons can certainly run when dirty but they prefer to be clean. I clean mine at least once a day. Warm water and a mild soap is all you need. make sure the main shaft and motor head are well cleaned and be careful not to get any soap or water in the ejection port. Pay no attention to your wife or neighbors criticism, it is your Johnson and you are allowed to clean it for as long and as often as you see fit.


Chad504boy
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
Does a bigger prop improve performance and ride of a johnson?


jorconalx
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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Seafoaming my Johnson


Ohhhhkayyyy thanks for sharing


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greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
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Member since Aug 2012
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
Boats

not sure if you want serious advice or not

but here it is...

pull drain screw on bottom of carb bowl

let all full run out

replacedrain screw and put your hose in the seafoam can and pump carbs full

let sit over night

drain carbs. pump back up with fuel

sometimes this works sometimes it just breaks more crud loose and makes it worse..

those carbs are easy to remove and clean fwiw


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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
No but shaft length does affect performance and the power head size does seem to affect the power.


Despite conflicting reviews the size or distance from the Johnson of the dual fuel tanks does not really affect the performance of the Johnson but some vessels prefer that the tanks ride in certain locations. Apparently the movement of the tanks when underway can affect vessel performance.


Nodust
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
Are plastic tanks preferred?


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greasemonkey
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?



sorry for all the emos but thats funny


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Chad504boy
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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No but shaft length does affect performance and the power head size does seem to affect the power.



yeah, i showed a salt life chick my johnson and she said it had pretty good power but the shaft wasn't long enough to get deep enough behind her tail.

ETA: I told her it still got us from point a to point b but she said yeah it just took a bit longer.
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CptRusty
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re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?


don't use shampoo, that shite burns!


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Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
23373 posts

re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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I told her it still got us from point a to point b but she said yeah it just took a bit longer


In that situation you just have to mount your Johnson low on the transom and make sure it is tightly applied. Or so I have been told.


Chad504boy
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Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91595 posts

re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
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In that situation you just have to mount your Johnson low on the transom and make sure it is tightly applied. Or so I have been told.


we talked about it and she said she'd be willing to give me a hand with it.


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Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
23373 posts

re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
Do any of y'all have problems with too much ethanol in your system causing problems with your Johnson? A friend of mine has an old stick steering boat and his old Johnson just will not run well with hardly any ethanol in the system. When the old thing wont go he calls it Whisky Stick, for the stick steering I guess?


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FISH N TIGER
LSU Fan
Just up the road a bit.
Member since Jun 2007
844 posts

re: Seafoaming my Johnson - advice?
Yes, it's a good idea to add a can of seafoam to a full tank of gas to keep carbon down, but if you also wanna use it on your Johnson...well that's your business!


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