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My 2001 115/HP Johnson outbd was starting hard last weekend. By Sunday it started to run ruff but would clear at higher power setting. When I pulled the boat out of the water I lowered the motor to drain the salt water out of it and got about a half cup of oil out the propeller. I just replaced the lower unit last year and do not believe their is a problem with it.

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The lower unit and oil draining is in no way related to the motor.They are two completly separate units.The g/box is totally self-contained.It sounds more like you have an engine problem.You don't say if the motor is carby or efi(fuel injection).If carby,The carby's are playing up.Be it float levels,stuck needle and seat.A prob.But not a big one.If it's an efi motor it needs to be serviced and so does a carby motor.You don,t have a big prob,just a service one.Hope this helps you

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

Testimonial: " Thank you. Its a carby and I was thinking it mite be a VRO2 pump. But I don t no how it works or if it part of the fuel pump."

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