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    Default 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    OK, so on the suggestion of a few people on this forum, I'm gonna replace my exhaust gaskets and see if that helps solve some of my motor issues. I ordered all my stuff from ********** because they seem to carry EVERYTHING and haven't let me down yet. I ordered the port cover gasket and also the port plate gasket. The parts listing says it takes 2 port plate gaskets, and I'm wondering why it takes more than one? Even the diagram they show only shows one gasket, so what's the 2nd one for? I ordered both and am waiting on them so I haven't torn mine apart yet. Anyone have an idea about this?

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    There is a stainless plate between the two gaskets that seals the exhaust chamber from water.

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    Whats the motor doing that you need to open it up??
    Start with a compression/spark test.Then start at the carb and clean then replace the pump diaphram and all the hoses.Then clean/replace the tank.J
    IF YOUR OUTBOARD DOESN"T START WITHING A FEW SECONDS THEN SOMETHING"S WRONG!!!!

    Other websites are NOT the place to buy parts.They managed to screw up my last 4 orders.
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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    I've got a new screen and diaphram coming also. The reasoning behind the exhaust gaskets is that it runs MUCH better with the cover off. It will hardly idle when it's warm with it on, and sputters like crazy all the way through. I had a couple suggestions that an exhaust leak under the cover might cause it to act like this, and since it doesnt look like a major job to replace the gaskets I figured i would give it a shot.

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    The gasket under the motor is the one to look at first.The side plates you can see if they are a problem.J
    IF YOUR OUTBOARD DOESN"T START WITHING A FEW SECONDS THEN SOMETHING"S WRONG!!!!

    Other websites are NOT the place to buy parts.They managed to screw up my last 4 orders.
    NO communication,NO follow through. Incompetent staff.Nuff said!

    Buy American made Cars and Trucks!!!Towing insurance for a boat,a GREAT thing.

    If you fix your problem,do the rest of the posters a favor and send in one more post telling who,what, how it was fixed.J

    88 Bayliner 21CC Twin 85hp Forces.

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    Man, i need to invest in a manual for this motor... That sounds kinda major.

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    You're talking about the one on top of the motor leg, right?

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    Default Re: 89 Force 50 Exhaust Gaskets

    33-1.jpgYes That one.See pic #1
    Not really that hard.Just take lots of pics as you go.
    IF YOUR OUTBOARD DOESN"T START WITHING A FEW SECONDS THEN SOMETHING"S WRONG!!!!

    Other websites are NOT the place to buy parts.They managed to screw up my last 4 orders.
    NO communication,NO follow through. Incompetent staff.Nuff said!

    Buy American made Cars and Trucks!!!Towing insurance for a boat,a GREAT thing.

    If you fix your problem,do the rest of the posters a favor and send in one more post telling who,what, how it was fixed.J

    88 Bayliner 21CC Twin 85hp Forces.

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