1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 35Get this manual

1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 35

9If the engine is removed from boat, examine all hardware you loosened or removed from the motor and its steering, throttle,
and chargeStore in cool, dry place, out of direct sunlightCheck the water level and charge periodically during storageRefer
to Section for battery maintenance information12If equipped, service the boat fuel filter following instructions on canisterClean
and inspect VRO oil reservoir and VRO pickup filterReplace filter if it is damaged or contaminated13Remove propeller and
check for damageA slightly bent propeller blade can hardly be noticed but will affect the performance of the engineClean
and lubricate the propeller shaft with OMC Triple-Guard grease14Drain and refill gearcaseLubricate engineSee Lubrication,
this section15Check engine carefullyMake sure screws and nuts are tightReplace damaged or worn partsMake sure electrical
and fuel system fasteners and clamps are tight and in good conditionFailure to do so may cause electrical sparks and fuel