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Omc Stern Drive Parts Books

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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OMC stern drive parts books are the primary resource for information regarding repairs, parts replacement, and general maintenance for OMC stern drive engines. For every new model year, OMC released a comprehensive engine guide, whether it was for their well-known Cobra line, or their popular Johnson and Evinrude outboard engine lines. Through they are now no longer in business, OMC stern drive parts books and other OMC manuals continue to be available through Bombardier, who has taken over much OMC's marine products lines.

The Contents of OMC Stern Drive Parts Books

Most parts books, also called parts catalogs or service manuals, offer three main types of information to the reader, and OMC stern drive parts books are no different. Engine information regarding structure and systems is given in the form of exploded-view diagrams, which function as 3-D maps of the engine. They are organized from outside in, meaning that exterior engine components are dissected before interior components.

Exploded-view diagrams are convenient learning tools for the engine novice, and handy guides for the seasoned mechanic. Every part involved is carefully and neatly labeled with part number and reference information. The list of part numbers, which is the second main type of information that parts books provide, is indispensable when ordering replacement parts. Many dealers only accept orders by part number.

When replacing old or damaged parts, especially electrical systems components, it is a good idea to check the actual voltage values and compare them to the ideal values that are noted in the parts books. Doing so can help insure that your engine is performing at maximum output, and can also give you an idea of whether or not certain components may be damaged. You can also use the RPM measurement provided in the book when adjusting your propeller size and pitch as well.


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