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    Default 1977 Johnson Javelin 85hp

    So i just bought a new boat that came with a 85 Johnson on it its just bolted on not completely installed he said all it need is a stator I'm just wondering if anyone has had this outboard, if its a reliable motor, or if i should just ditch it and put something else on it?
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    Default Re: 1977 Johnson Javelin 85hp

    That is a good motor...stators are not cheap though.
    You can get a new one for $350, and a used one for less if look for it on craigs, ebay etc. Maybe get a parts motor.

    Make sure the stator really is the problem first.

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    Default Re: 1977 Johnson Javelin 85hp

    Do a cold-cranking compression check on the engine first. Make sure the compression is solid before your invest any $ into it. No point in putting on a stator if one hole is dead.

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