Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

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ZacktheWop
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Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby ZacktheWop » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:15 pm

Hey guys I bought an old 88 tracker (with an 88' 70hp 2 stroke Merc) off someone from Facebook and shortly after the engine started giving me problems. I had a mobile mechanic come over and take a look at it 4 or 5 times and we could never get it figured out. At this point the motor is not sparking at all. We replaced all electronics on the engine and replaced the impeller. We started out with a bad coil and replaced all of them. When we were diagnosing a misfire we lost spark completely. He came back and installed a stator, a trigger, a rectifier, and a switch box.... still no spark even with ignition isolated. Tried reaching out to a couple of places. Only CC got back to me but told me they don't work on outboards that old.

Trying to find someone around the 209 area that specializes in these old outboards to take one final look before I go out and buy a used one to replace it. With that being said if anyone knows of any local places that sell used outboards that would also be welcomed.

Thanks

-Zack

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby not4un » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:01 pm

Call Jasson Oliver at Oliver outboards 209-985-0950 he is a certified Master Merc Mechanic. He is in the Ceres/Keyes area

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby jiggin4bass » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:47 pm

T & L outboard repair
1950 N. Academy Ave.
Sanger ca. 93657
559-875-7626
Tony is the owner
He old school repair and good at it also.

I have a 76 monark 1976 Merc 850 thunderbolt 85 hp
Tony did all my work when I bought it last year and it run outstanding.
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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby Trace » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:43 pm

Try Bob's marine in Modesto.

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby Andrew5414 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 am

I second Jason Oliver.

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby Bobp » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:19 pm

did you replace the plug wires?

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby monte300 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:46 pm

Sorry to hear about shotgun approach by mobile mechanic :| I can tell you who to avoid in Stockton area, PM me
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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby gabuelhaj » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:09 pm

If it has a kill switch, check that. Can’t recommend a mechanic in the area but you can read this to give you an idea to help isolate/troubleshoot the no spark issue:

https://www.cdielectronics.com/wp-conte ... 202012.pdf

Good luck!
Glenn Abuelhaj

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby Will C » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:17 am

Paradise Point in North Stockton is talented. Might need to wait a turn but have always solved my mysteries with the old motors.

Off 8 mile Road on Rio Blanco Rd off I-%. A ramp across the street also is available so they can do on the water tests as well.

ZacktheWop
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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby ZacktheWop » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:00 am

not4un wrote:Call Jasson Oliver at Oliver outboards 209-985-0950 he is a certified Master Merc Mechanic. He is in the Ceres/Keyes area


Thanks, this is promising and not too far for me.

ZacktheWop
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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby ZacktheWop » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:00 am

Trace wrote:Try Bob's marine in Modesto.

I reached out but they never got back to me. Heard great things about them though.

ZacktheWop
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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby ZacktheWop » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:01 am

Bobp wrote:did you replace the plug wires?

I am pretty sure he did but I am not gonna lie I don't know jack about working on outboards.

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby ZacktheWop » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:02 am

gabuelhaj wrote:If it has a kill switch, check that. Can’t recommend a mechanic in the area but you can read this to give you an idea to help isolate/troubleshoot the no spark issue:

https://www.cdielectronics.com/wp-conte ... 202012.pdf

Good luck!


Thanks, Ill check this out although with me trying to troubleshoot I might cause more problems than solutions. :lol:

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Re: Need help finding mechanic to work on old 2 stroke in Central Valley

Postby Rattle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:42 am

I’ve had great service from a Jasson Oliver. Look no further


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