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Welcome to our How-To videos page. On this page, we will post useful videos that may help you with shipping and maintaining your own lower unit.

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How do I remove the shift linkage from a Johnson or Evinrude lower unit?

      Advanced Marine

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How to Shim a Johnson Evinrude Lower Unit


This is a how-to video I created years ago for a customer who wanted to set up a Johnson or Evinrude lower unit and did not have the driveshaft shimming tool. We have been checking backlash on J/E lower units and they all seem to like the 3/32 backlash at 2 inches. I’ve been thinking about putting up more professional video, but this will suffice for now. This video was posted March 11, 2010, and has had 11971 views as of 06/09/2015.  I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions please give us a call.

We can sell you a rebuilt lower unit, we can rebuild yours, or we can sell you high-quality parts and back it up with technical advice to help you rebuild your own OMC Johnson Evinrude lower unit. At Advanced Marine we have been rebuilding lower units for 29 years now. We use only the finest gears seals, bearings, shafts, and water pumps. We also sell some of the special tools you may need to do it yourself.

Removing a Bearing Carrier from a Johnson Lower Unit

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