1990 25 hp Johnson-broken plastic”keeper”

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  • outboardnut
    outboardnut

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    #195710

    Does it matter that I split the plastic “keeper”
    I put it on anyways but want to know if I will have problems in the future

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    rmhxruss


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    #195732

    I would use the old ones if possible. new ones are around $10.00 each. no aftermarket ones are around.

    frankr
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    #195733

    Various 4-stroke engines have used similar, but metal, keepers on valve springs for ages. They were always split in two pieces. I don’t see any reason the plastic doo-dad on a shift rod wouldn’t work just as well.

    outboardnut
    outboardnut

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    #195734

    That is a new one and it split on me while putting it on .
    The old one was mangled

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    fleetwin

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    #195792

    I don’t think the split keeper will cause any problems….Those plastic keepers are a royal PIA for sure…. One word of caution though…Be sure that lower shift rod is threaded all the way into the gearcase or the shift adjustment will be way off. Sometimes, we inadvertently “unthread” the lower shift rod while disconnecting/reconnecting the shift rod connector….

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