1995 Johnson/Evinrude Outboards 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, Page 177Get this manual

1995 Johnson/Evinrude Outboards 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, Page 177

Cleaning and Inspection 1Inspect clamp screw assemblyReplace swivel plate and retainer if bent or looseTo install new swivel
checking the exhaust housing for distortion, thoroughly clean the top and bottom mating surfaces and remove all sealer and
corrosion[TI 6Check the exhaust housing for distortionPlace the housing on surface plateUsing dial indicator, check flatness
by measuring the run-out on the top edge of the housingThe maximum allowable run-out is 0.009 in(0,228 'mm)If you do not
have access to dial indicator and surface plate, seek the services of machine shopDO NOT attempt to straighten distorted
housing; replace itA bent exhaust housing will cause upper driveshaft splines to wear excessively, and will also damage crankshaft
splines7Inspect water tube for obstructions or kinks, which may restrict water flow8Inspect shift components for wearReplace