After 22 years of faithful service, my Mariner 115HP (in-line 6) outboard
needs some repair work other than PM.
Last weekend I launched the boat and fired up the OB, it wouldn't accelerate
above an idle. After spending the long weekend on the trailer rather than
fishin' I brought it home and did some testing. Using the FSM, it appears I
have a bad stator and/or trigger plate which are located under the flywheel
on top of the engine.
The FSM indicates that a special puller and flywheel holder are required to
pull the flywheel to gain access to the stator and trigger plate. Not
having the special tools and being the cheap SOB that I am (not as cheap as
Beekeep, mind you!), I want to try to pull the flywheel myself. Has anyone
ever done this job without the special tools? If so, any tips or pointers
anyone would care to offer.
I figger with as much expertise as this group has surely someone has
attempted this before.