Series: Seloc Marine Tune-Up and Repair Manuals
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: Seloc Publishing Inc.; 1 edition (November 15, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Extremely dissatisfied with this repair manual for the following reasons:- Illustrations are extremely dark. Difficult to see parts.- Black lettering on dark background. Cannot decipher name of the part.- Instructions without illustration. For example I needed to replace water pump for my Force outboard engine. The second instruction step said to "Mark Shift Rod Location". Without an illustration have no idea where the shift rod is and secondly what am I marking and this was the second step in a 12 step process.
The manual went into great detail on everything-----except the one thing I bought it for. I wanted the procedure for adjusting the shift mech and it never mentioned it at all that I could find.
Although this manual covers the major topics. Force has made to many changes over the years covered by the manual. There are also to many HP models covered as well. The instructions are more generic, often showing a picture of an 80's era motor while trying to describe a 90's era procedure. I have worked on my own vehicles for years using shop manuals. This one confused the heck out of me, and outboard motors are no high performance v-8 car engine.
I purchased this manual for my husband. Our Force outboard needed major repairs and, while my husband is handy, he has never torn down an outboard before. The only manual we could find at the time was Seloc and what a waste of money. No pictures to speak of and our particular motor was was rarely referred to, talked about or pictured. Not a good choice for first timer's. We have since discovered another manual but my husband managed with this one.
Thanks so much for sending me this book in such a timely manner. I was able to find the information that I needed to complete my project. Having this book saved the day. It will get lots of use through out the next several years.
Lots' of information about our Force 120 1992, very useful. I did change the impeller according to it and feel much more comfortable to open the lower unit after reading the book.
I have a 1989 125 motor. This book gives geleral information. A Chilton or Haynes book it is not. But it does give enough information for basic repairs if you have technical knowlege and are mechanically inclined. I would recommend it but, I feel Seloc should be more engine specific.
Manual covers too many years and none in any great depth. Can be used for some reference but not what I was expecting out of selco.
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