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I thought this may be a great place to start my request for assistance. I am the proud owner of a 1997 mercury 115HP outboard.  This is my link to keeping me sane by allowing me time fishing on the big lake O.  I developed a fuel leak in the split line which runs underneath the attenuator plate on the motor.  Not a big deal right?  I acquired the right piece of fuel line, and began to replace it myself.  My "buddy" up the street has said he would help me, but 2 nights in a row no call no show so I decided I need to proceed on my own.  I am enough of a mechanic to do most things myself but I am in relatively new territory since outboards are not my area of expertise.  Anyway, I removed the attenuator plate and replaced the line without issue, but now I cannot figure out how to put it back together.  The lower carb is angled in such a way that there must be a certain way to reattach that I am not aware of.  (Does the oil tank need to be removed also?) the hell if I know, since I have no repair manual and flying blind.  I am desperate to get this re-assembled to fish this weekend.  Is anyone out there willing to give me some tips on how to do this? Or have an electronic version of a repair manual they could send me?  I'm desperate and alone. Man that sounded desperate.................that is because I really am at this point!  Please help or at the very least offer me your condolences.  I know if I bring it to the shop my season is over, because they are all so booked up this time of year.

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My condolences, since I am cannot help with the repairs.  I would however suggest that maybe you copy and paste your post into the "This Old Boat" thread on here.  A lot of mechanical questions are asked/answered on that thread.  Good luck, and hope you can get back out on the water soon.

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Start with getting a factory manual. it makes hard tasks easy.

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I have gotten the manual, however it is not the most useful.  The manual that I downloaded using the link from above, actually is just a "scanned in" version.  These are not the most legible due to shadows and the inability to enlarge the photos.  It also does not lay out the steps in the process of diasassembly and reassembly.  Somene mentioned that the cowl may be able to be removed to allow access to that lower carb.  I think I am going to try this and see where it gets me.

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