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Apr 03, 2021

1996 Evirude 50hp E50TLED

I just bought a 14 ft 1985 bayliner with a 1996 50hp evinrude outboard. I'm having a problem with starting and then keeping motor idling. Once I get it

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Apr 03, 2021

1996 Evirude 50hp E50TLED

I just bought a 14 ft 1985 bayliner with a 1996 50hp evinrude outboard. I'm having a problem with starting and then keeping motor idling. Once I get it

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Apr 03, 2021

1968 40hp lark

Tried a new carb kit 3 times gas still gushes out of carb also beneath the carb left side were it bolts up there is a.third hole what is it for?

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Apr 03, 2021

1998 Evinrude 150 hydra sport 175LS won’t go into gear

I just purchased a great 1998 Hydra Sport 175. With a carburetor Evinrude 150. I’ve taken the boat out 3 times. Everything has worked like it should. Then

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Apr 03, 2021

115 hp evinrude outboard ,1978

The engine usually starts right up but, my last fishing trip it started running rough , became hard to get started then when it would start, when I let

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 2014 250 Pro XS 1251P73BD, SN 2B114383

Mid section paint issue, chalky paint on rear mid to lower areas of the midsection. Not to bare metal but def worn. 2nd owner of the motor. Just don't

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Mar 28, 2021

2005 mercury 90 elpto

Gas line comes out of lower cowling. Is there suupose to be bracket or something there? Serial # 1B022992 Thanks

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury 25 hp efi 2009

while motoring yesterday engine starting making some really strange grinding noises then shut down as if locked up. Able to restart but when I increased

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury, 60elpt, 2014

Engine starts but won’t stay running, I have pumped out all old gas ( non ethanol) and replaced with fresh non ethanol gas, replaced fuel line from fixed

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury 90 efi 2020

Last year I bought a 2020 Tracker pro guide sc16 with the mercury 90efi. during break in i could never get the motor up to recommended top rpm it was always

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 115 1998

Bought the boat last year and had it out all summer. No problems, stored the boat for winter in a heated garage. I took it out last Saturday, and when

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 2014 250 Pro XS 1251P73BD, SN 2B114383

Mid section paint issue, chalky paint on rear mid to lower areas of the midsection. Not to bare metal but def worn. 2nd owner of the motor. Just don't

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 90 HP 4 stroke command thrust

Brand new 2021 initial break in ran good for a few hours then all of a sudden would not idle down idling at 2000 rpm and throttle rough

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury v175 1976

trim up not working,changed solenoid still no work.help in diagnosing required.

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury xr4 1987

1987 xr4 Magnum ll. OB304074 Just had the entire trim assembly replaced with a newer style assembly. It’s much faster than the old one and when I bump

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 115 ELPTO 1999 model

Flywheel had to be replaced, and changed the stator and trigger at the same time. Now I only have sparks on cyl 1 and 2. Changed over the white and green

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 200hp 1998 efi

I was going around 40 across the lake and engine made a winding noise and lost propulsion and died. It would start back up but died when I put in forward

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 40 hp 4 stroke 2015 model bass tracker

Going into limp mode new fuel pump plugs fuel line has been on the shop twice and same issue runs good and then wont get over 3k rpms cranks right up even

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Mar 28, 2021

2013 optimax motor

It blew the ignition coil circuit fuse while it was idling and won't start. I replace the fuse and it blew as soon as it fired. Could I have a bad coil

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Mar 19, 2021

1995 Yamaha 40 hp TLRT 2 cycle 3 cylinder outboard motor

The motor starts and idles fine but when the throttle, 703 remote throttle control, is pushed to full throttle the motor will not exceed 2,000 - 2,500

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Mar 19, 2021

2020 Yamaha 4 stroke 70 hp tiller

Motor starts great runs smooth at all speeds, but when trying to use rpm limiter it shakes badly, dealer says this is normal, I said BS, Yamaha wouldn’t

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Mar 19, 2021

2014 F150xa Yamaha 150 HP

I am getting hesitation at about 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. It is pretty random and runs fine for a while then it just feels like you quickly let off throttle.

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Mar 19, 2021

Yamaha 130 saltwater series 2-stroke 1998

The motor starts easily and runs well until the throttle is pushed above 3/4 then after several minutes an alarm sounds and the motor runs rough. If the

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Mar 19, 2021

2007 115 hp yamaha 4 stroke

Running along at any rpm and the engine cuts off no warning, no change in rpms just cuts off. Starts right back up runs for a while and cuts off, no warning.

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Mar 19, 2021

2015 F250

Motor makes a high pitched whining sound at certain RPMs. Had an rock impact with the motor before this started to happen. Did not do a repair on the

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Mar 19, 2021

Yamaha F25SMHA 2013

Hello my name is Andy. I just got my motor and it started up very easily and was running great. My safety lanyard got pulled out while cruising. My engine

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Mar 19, 2021

2005 Yamaha Z150TXR

Engine will start and then die. Figured out what it is doing is, it will crank and run as long as you have the key in start position. But here's where

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Mar 19, 2021

1994 volvo penta 5.0 MPI Model #50FACPMDA

1994 OMC Cobra 5.0 with MPFI Model # 50FACPMDA Serial # TO1265536 One day on the lake we set out from the dock and all was going well. When we reached

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Mar 19, 2021

Suzuki DF 40 1998

Motor only has 5 hours on it and has been in storage for 8 years. I cleaned the old fuel out, replaced filters and fuel pump which bench tested as bad.

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Mar 19, 2021

suzuki df 175 2008

engine will not start after turning the key, on the tach lights go on the buzzer sounds the tach will go to 5000 and return to 0 the check engine light

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Mar 19, 2021

Df9.9b

Warning light flashes while running (remote model) and buzzer sounds 2 beeps then pause then 2 beeps. I’ve tried the oil change reminder reset but doesn’t

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Mar 19, 2021

Suzuki DF90A 2020

Tilt and Trim motor runs in the down position when the key is on. Functions properly when key is in the OFF position. When key is turned to the ON position,

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Mar 19, 2021

Df9.9 2020

I cannot find anywhere that identifies the size of my fuel line for the DF9.9 Suzuki? I assume it’s 5/16 “ but it sure looks like 1/4”. Can you please

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Mar 19, 2021

Suzuki DF25A 2017

While running my basically new 2017 25hp Suzuki I hear a sound like cavitation, then a loss of power. Felt like I had dropped one of the three cylinders.

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Mar 19, 2021

1997 Mercury 175 EFI

the motor Boggs down randomly some thing while on plane at a steady speed other times while trying to get on plane. Just put on a new fuel/water filter.

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Mar 19, 2021

2021 300 hp new 8 cy

new at 3000 rpm everytime you get a whistle noise like air soon as u pass 3000 or so its gone dealers said its normal i went on another boat same motor

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Mar 19, 2021

1975 mercury outboard 650

was backfiring. the flywheel has 4 dots no sticker. timing belt broke - old age. after setting #1 tdc to plastic pointer on flywheel. where does arrow

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Mar 19, 2021

Mercury 225 promax not sure of year.

I purchased a bass boat with this motor. The previous owner blew up the 260 that was originally on it ,He dropped on a 225 powerehead but left the cooling

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Mar 19, 2021

Mercury 150 EFI 2006 #1B424789

Took my boat in for annual engine maintenance (it was running great) and my mechanic changed the water pump impeller, fuel filter and serviced the lower

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Mar 19, 2021

1991 Johnson 200hp J200STLEID

I just bought this boat. Don't know a lot about it yet. But I tried to start it and would not fire. So I checked the spark with a spark checker and got

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Mar 19, 2021

1996 15 HP johnson J15REDG

Motor starts first pull every time. Runs only 6-8 seconds then shuts off. starts again immediately runs for 6-8 seconds. have put new fuel lines cleaned

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Mar 19, 2021

2017 BF8 kicker motor

Is there a consistently, reliable way to set the motor to a trolling speed using the built-in Throttle Friction Adjuster? The rpm/speed never stays where

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Mar 19, 2021

Honda BFP8 2002

Lifting Lug? I need to remove the engine from the boat in the water. I see from the manual that there is a lug at the rear of the frame but I can't find

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Mar 19, 2021

Evinrude 50 94

Turn the key on and buzzer goes off motor is not hot and it uses premixed gas any clue to what my problem is?

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Mar 19, 2021

1993 6hp Evinrude outboard motor

I bought this motor used in 2013. It started and ran fine for about 5 minutes; then it lost power and seemed to be running on only one piston, the lower

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Mar 19, 2021

fuel sending unit / replacement.

i have a 87 welcraft220 classic(chevy 305), absolutely love. I'm replacing all my gauges . while im at it i would to replace my fuel send unit my issue

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Mar 19, 2021

Mercury 150 EFI 2006 #1B424789

Took my boat in for annual engine maintenance (it was running great) and my mechanic changed the water pump impeller, fuel filter and serviced the lower

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Mar 19, 2021

Mercury, 2 stroke, 75hp, 1986

I have a 1986 Mercury 75hp and cannot get the lower unit off.....All of the bolts are removed, or loose, and I have used a deadblow hammer(not too aggressively)

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Mar 19, 2021

2002 30 hp 3 cyl 4 stroke 0T538203

Lost spark on last use ... tried to plug in tech mate but it won’t communicate with the Motorola ecm # 13391715 859613 15 , 30 EFI 3 cyl Motorola # UI006IK1,

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Mar 19, 2021

Mercury 9.9: SN: OR188362 APR 2007 F9.9ML

Both kill switches are broken. The one on the end of the tiller and the run/stop switch to the left of the base of the tiller. What are the part numbers

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