Outboard Motor Servicing & Repairs

Here at Marine 2000, we offer exceptional service when it comes to outboard motor repairs. Our factory trained staff will be happy to help you with your service and maintenance needs. We have literally thousands of parts in stock and whatever we don't have, we can order for you and it will be here in a couple of days.

We've seen just about any problem you can possibly imagine when it comes to all of the possible things that can go wrong with an outboard motor. There is a logical procedure that we utilize that starts with compression testing, fuel system diagnosis and ignition system  evaluation in diagnosing the problem.  These tests will tell us where to begin with repair solutions that will get you and your boat safely back out on the water.

The condition of the plugs will tell us if the cylinders are burning rich or lean and possibly tell us the condition of the piston rings depending on the color and amount of fouling we find. We have all of the tools necessary to test all of the components and remove / replace these as necessary.

The fuel system on an outboard, being a breed of its own, can confuse the average person during diagnosis. For example, an anticipated fuel problem, can sometimes actually be ignition related, or even compression related. This is why it is always a good idea to check the simple things first. If fire is good to ALL cylinders, and compression is within range showing no more than 15 lbs. difference from cylinder to cylinder, then the problem would most likely be fuel related. Either stopped up carbs, weak or bad fuel pump, low or no compression on cylinder supplying pulse to fuel pump, a bad squeeze bulb, tank not venting, stuck anti-syphon valve on tank, loose fuel line connections, or even stale / bad gas could all be causing a problem you may be encountering.

Ignition systems can be tough problems to diagnose for the average person and they can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Outboard ignition systems are very different than those of the automotive type. What is causing your motor to not start, cut out, run good to a specific RPM, or overall run poorly? First make sure to check that timing is advancing properly and fully, that there are no broken, damaged or bare wires, nothing is being shorted out, no rogue arching spark around plug wires, etc. If you are having an ignition component problem, special equipment is usually required for testing most system parts such as stators, triggers and power packs, so it's always best to bring it in and let us diagnose these problems for you instead. Don't listen to advice from the guy next door of "try changing this, or "try changing that". Trial and error replacement of ignition parts can get VERY EXPENSIVE if you don't get it right the first time, and dealers or parts houses WILL NOT take returns on electrical parts! That could easily wipe out the original idea of trying to save a buck.

The best advice is to schedule an appointment with us. We will save you time and money - and likely a good load of frustration.