OMC Sea Drive parts books are most likely the primary resource material for any OMC Sea Drive owner. Since OMC declared bankruptcy in 2000, their Sea Drive (S/D) line of outboard engines has become discontinued. That doesn’t mean, however, that parts or OMC Sea Drive parts books are discontinued, but the engine itself is no longer in production.
The main source for parts and information regarding S/D engines may be certain dealers themselves. Many online vendors have physical retail locations as well, and have often been in the outboard business for a respectable amount of time. Such dealerships can help you find parts for your Sea Drive, and often have OMC Sea Drive parts books for sale as well.
Using OMC Sea Drive Parts Books
OMC Sea Drive parts books are, in general, organized similarly to most outboard engine parts books. The core of the book is detailed instructions regarding the disassembly of the engine, in two forms. Exploded-view diagrams document the teardown graphically, and accompanying text can explain more precisely the location and function of engine components.
S/D parts books also contain maintenance information, and specific, empirical information about certain engine components. For example, peak voltage information for various electrical systems components and RPM information that pertains to your engine is covered in detail. Also included is a complete parts list, including the names and numbers of all parts that were used in the engine.