Submerged motor

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Posted by Ted Tibbitts ( on September 10, 2005 at 10:04:12:

We have a 4 cycle Johnson 8.0 HP bought in 2004 that was submerged for a couple of weeks in upper Lake Michigan. After recovery in 30 feet of water, the oil was changed three times, motor blown out, filled with gas and it started on the first pull and driven for 30 minutes. We have been informed that there is no assurance that this motor will keep running. It may run for several years but it could stop anytime. Has anyone had experience with flooded 4 cycle engines?

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