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1978 85hp w/ tilt and trim 2 months 1 week ago #137242

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So after sitting two years I finally got the boat out and the tilt/trim is leaking from somewhere. Are they repairable? Are parts available? Anyone know what I’m getting myself into?

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1978 85hp w/ tilt and trim 2 months 1 week ago #137243

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Here's an exploded diagram of your PT&T assembly, lots of parts n' pieces and many are still available. Hopefully it's a seal or O-ring, as the major parts are quite expensive.

www.marineengine.com/parts/johnson-evinrude-parts.php?year=1978&hp=85&model=85890C&manufacturer=Evinrude§ion=Power+Tilt+And+Trim

If you have a cylinder failure or other catastrophic problem, you might find good used parts on eBay.

HTH & G'luck with the repairs..........ed

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