I have a 2000 Johnson 50 that was handed down from my grandpaw. It sat for a few years after my dad tried getting it fixed a few times. The mechanics couldn't figure it out. Somehow I got it running good for the most part.
Now, I do have one issue. The motor sounds as if it is flooding after idling 2-3 minutes. If you "gun it", the motor will run great. Idle for a while and it will want to turn off... speed up and it's fine. From my research, it should be float in the carb that needs cleaning/replacing.
I ordered 2 rebuild kits. $17 online for a OEM Johnson rebuild kit.
I am a very hands on person and I would like to try doing this myself, but I don't really know where to start. I know what the carb is and where it is. I figure it is pretty straight forward with the diagram.
It would cost me $175 with tax to get the carb rebuilt. Is this a task I should just pay for or can someone like me clean / rebuild these?