It seems like a weight has been lifted.
it was uncomfortable to do what some people consider fun.
We've got two smaller outboards,
and they hadn't ran for over a year.
The last thing the neighbors could stand,
was 2-stroke engines idling next to their rear entryway.
I pre-ran the 15 hp Johnson at the house.Good thing as there was no cooling water.
the problem was the keyed metal insert would spin separate from the rubber.
That's what the backup 9.9 Cabrea is for.
Super clean compared to the Johnson,
it's actually a rebadged 80's Suzuki.
I hadn't realized how opposite the two engines were.
One is metric, the other standard.
The Johnson has the side water inlets,
and the cabrea/suzuki has a horizontal inlet under the wing.
Instead of the typical rubber hose clamp adapter,
there's a threaded fitting for the flush plug.
Easier to use a 5-gallon bucket.
no go on the water cooling during warmup.
This impeller obviously grenaded,
And if you look closely the pieces plugged the hole.
No surprise that the impellers are a hot item during summer.
The local shops wanted $20-30.
replacements were found online for half price.
Luckily they fit.