Johnson 8hp outboard

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by jlingle, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Well, I just bought an 8hp Johnson off a buddy of mine who needed some money. He got it for free, and didn't really seem to care what he got out of it. I bought the motor and a pair of snake boots for $100 bucks, seemed like a pretty snazzy deal.

    He said the motor ran really well the last time he had it out, but I may definitely need some help in getting it running. Does anyone know much about these?

    Thanks,
    Jerrod
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Post the model number so we can see what we are talking about. There are several different 8 h/p johnnie/rudes out there.
     

  3. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    It's a J8RCRM. I couldn't find that particular model number on the Johnson website.
     
  4. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Jerrod, you've got an 83' 8 hp Johnson.

    A compression check should be near 100#+ on each cyl. and within a few #'s of each other.

    Check to be sure you've got spark.

    The only thing left would be fuel getting to your cyl's.
     
  5. toelpel

    toelpel New Member

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    I too bought a 8 hp Johnson with model # J8REIA. Can you state the year of construction?
    Thank you
    Toelpel
     
  6. toelpel

    toelpel New Member

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    I bought a Johnson 8 hp engine with model # J8REIA. Can you tell me the year of construction and specefic details, problems etc.
    I have no papers.
    Thank you
    Toelpel:embarassed:
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    That is a 1991 short shaft engine.