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1990 johnson v4 90 hp

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  • 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

    Looking to purchase a 1990 90hp v4.

    Was wondering if anyone knows this motor. Are they good motors do they have a common problem, and are they easy to work on. any info would help.

    thanks in advance.


  • #2
    Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

    I had a 86. Best used motor I ever owned. Just had to clean the carb and replace the thermostat. Paid two g,s for mine and it was well worth it
    jon boat with small merc


    • #3
      Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

      They are solid engines and are as good as the prior owner maintained it. I'd check the powerhead compression and the gear oil in the lower unit before purchasing. A successful test run will help you in your decision.


      • #4
        Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

        Thanks for info guys will check, wants the compression 120 is ok?



        • #5
          Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

          120 is fine. i had an 88 fantastic motor.
          TEBOW Country

          Please, NO PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems. they will not be answered.
          That is what these forums are for. Post your questions, in the appropriate Forum.


          • #6
            Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

            Me also had a 88 SPL 1989 Evinrude outboard that ran great and I took very care of this motor and boat but it sold this past Saturday and I hated to see it leave the driveway.Take care of it and she will run great. I loved mine but I bought a Pontoon Boat instead since my family is getting bigger.


            • #7
              Re: 1990 johnson v4 90 hp

              Great motors if properly maintained.
              sigpicMarada 2100 Executive Series, 5 Litre V8 with Mercruiser Alpha 1 outdrive. 2007 K-Z Spree 260 RBH, all = a whole lot of family fun !!!!