You can fix it!
Outboard motors have been around for over 100 years, and it all started in the early 1900s when Ole Evinrude, a self-taught engineer, invented the first practical (and reliable) outboard motor. After that, other companies came out with their own models of outboard motors.
The Motor Bookstore stocks a good inventory of boat repair manuals and boat service manuals online for brands such as Evinrude Johnson, Honda, Mercruiser, Yamaha and many other manufacturers of marine engines. This includes inboard motors and stern drives.
The Clymer and Seloc marine manuals we sell are published with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind. As such, they feature step-by-step procedures accompanied by clear photos and text instructions so you can perform the job yourself, and do so correctly.
Having the correct manual to service or repair your boat's engine is very important, as some components must be installed in a certain sequence and torqued to factory specs. Think of an outboard motor repair manual as cheap "insurance" that can extend the performance and life of your engine.