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Jan 22, 2021

Suzuki, DT20 1987

Hello all, I have a Suzuki DT20 1987 salvaged from a craigslist Free didn't start. (as you'd assume) I've replaced the entire ignition system.

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Jan 22, 2021

1998 Honda bf115 4 stroke

the engine would not rev past 3000 rpm. Number3 cylinder compression down, mechanic said a head gasket is blown. he also said this model engine suffers

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Jan 22, 2021

Mercury 115hp EFI 2014

I’ve been having problems with getting full power out on the water. I can run the engine for a short period using muffs at 4000rpm out of the water, no

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Jan 18, 2021

Volvo Penta 3.0 1996

High idle after throttle is advanced and returned to neutral. On start up the engine idles correctly, but will not return to the proper idle after throttle

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Jan 18, 2021

1999 Mercury 200 efi

Sparatically losing power to my high side fuel pump. Mechanic spread apart pins in wiring harness to ecu. It ran for half a day and shut back down. Was

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Jan 17, 2021

1975 evinrude 115 hp 2 stroke

Checked compression on all cylinders 100 pounds compression has spark on all cylinders new plugs timing seems to be set right but will still not start

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Jan 17, 2021

Mariner, 225EFI, 1996

On cold start up you would think I was fogging for mosquitos! Excessive smoking from the idle exhaust next to the tell tale. This has been on going for

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Jan 14, 2021

Yamaha 150 1988

Engine will start fine idle fine accelerate fine some days it will run great all day and then like a light switch it won't accelerate above 2500 rpm but

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Jan 14, 2021

Help with 2014 Volvo Penta V6 225HP 4.3L and DPS-B 1.95 outdrive

I've got dual 2014 Volvo Penta V6 225HP 4.3L and DPS-B 1.95 outdrives, about 270 hours on each. I recently changed the gear oil on both drives. I used

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Jan 14, 2021

Mecury,classic 50 1987 4/cly

What are max advance setting and trotttel primary pickup settings on this motor also could you explain timming marks on fly wheel not sure on 30 and

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Jan 14, 2021

Mercury 250pro xs xl 2013

Engine runs fine until I shut it off when it's warm it sometimes will not restart. I've been running my graphs (2) while fishing. I installed 2 new group

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Jan 14, 2021

Mercury 125 . 2000

I replaced the lower unit and now the boat jumps into gear at high idle when shifter is in neutral. Sometimes at low idle in neutral you can hear clicking

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Jan 14, 2021

mercury four stroke 25 hp 2005

the flywheel separated. the bottom portion with teeth came apart from the rest of the flywheel?

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Jan 14, 2021


motor runs fine when first launch about 2-5 mins in cuts out. Does not cough or splutter, just goes bang. Little rough to start again then is fine for

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Jan 14, 2021

1982 evinrude 15hp

I have a 1982 evinrude 15hp I have 91 compression on both cylinders I have fuel cause I can smell it on the plugs and spark on top cylinder doesn’t quite

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Jan 14, 2021

Mercury Model # 1A51413BZ, S/N:1C302122, Year 2015

I want to add an aftermarket tachometer to my boat. How do I connect it to my outboard? Is there a connector on the outboard or throttle assembly that

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Jan 09, 2021

Volvo Penta 4.3 GXi-C

Engine will not trim down. Complete silence. Trimming up works just fine.I read that there is a 50 amp cuircuit breaker power trim pump that needs to

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Jan 09, 2021

2007 Mercury 60hp EFI 4 stroke outboard

Engine starts easily but does not run beyond 4000 revs. It should make 5500 to 6000 revs. No alarm sounds so guess the guardian system is not activated

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Jan 08, 2021


boat/motor about 5 yrs old. 18 1/2 Lowe with 115 outboard jet. Used about 6 times. Original oil is still in Motor. I want to use the best synthetic quicksilver.

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Jan 07, 2021

Yamaha F25ESHD 2005

I am trying to troubleshoot ignition system but don't have the special wiring harness. I could make something to connect to my voltmeter but am worried

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Jan 07, 2021

Mid 80's 2 cyl, 2 stroke Johnson 50 HP

I have a mid 80’s, 50 HP, 2 Cyl, Johnson I bored it 0.040 over, Wiesco pistons, milled the head 0.100 and installed performance reeds The compression

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Jan 07, 2021

09 Yamaha 175 2 stroke outboard

When I try to get on plain and right about 3k rpm it's like you shut the key off. If I try to do it real slow then at that rpm it starts to on an off on

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Jan 07, 2021

All about the fish finder and using it for the best fishing

About the fish finder and the best equipment used for fishing

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Jan 06, 2021

Great yacht fishing information to catch great meals

About yacht fishing and information on how to catch your next meal

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Jan 06, 2021

Best fishing tips and information

The best fishing tips and information for your next fishing trip

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Jan 06, 2021

Sailboat fishing for yachts and those catching extra food

About sailboat fishing and how to catch fish while undersail.

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Jan 06, 2021

About fly fishing reels and a lot more

About fly fishing reels and more about fishing

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Jan 06, 2021

About fly fishing gear and a lot more

All about fly fishing gear and all you need to know

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Jan 06, 2021

Honda BF 30. 2006

Battery in not be charged back . Looking for a new regulator . The 2006 year needs part number 31750-zw-F92 , but they look to be on backorder everywhere

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha F70 2016

I think I have a fuel or air leak problem in the system. I can get the boat on plane and it will run at any RPM and then it starts choking for fuel and

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Jan 06, 2021

2005 Yamaha 4 stroke

Had to replace power head last year due to corrosion. Engines were running great. Boat was taken out by Marina in October winterized etc. Boat was put

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha 150 2005

Engine starts and idles fine. When I run at full throttle after about 30 seconds the rpm's drop from 5000 to 4000 and the speed drops from 50 mph to 40

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha 40TLRS. 1994

The motor starts fine and runs well at idle and under full throttle. I’ve noticed the volt meter on the dash when the motor starts is at about 13 volts

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha VMax HPDI 250 year is 2003

Was running across lake at 3200 rpm came in to a no wake area slowed down and made grinding noise and died. Restarted moved back out got on plane for

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Jan 06, 2021

03 200hp V-Max EFI

This is random, but sometimes I will take off whether at idle or on plane the motor just dies. Try to start it and it just cranks. I check the bulb and

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha TRD70 2003

Never had a problem with this motor. Started it up before going fishing and it sounds like it is missing. Motor ideals then shuts off. I pumped the ball

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha, Y15 SMHA 2017

Won't Idle Low For First 15 Minutes Hi, I've got a 2017 Y15 SMHA outboard that has trouble starting (4th or 10th pull). Once it does start, it stalls

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Jan 06, 2021

2015 Yamaha 250 Four Stroke

This motor has run like a top for the last four years.The motor runs great on 80% throttle however I took it up to 100% throttle and the motor completely

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Jan 06, 2021

2004 90 hp mercury/Yamaha

Ignition Miss fire underload starting around 2800 rpm Not a fuel problem. Acts almost like a rev limiter. Have replaced plugs, wires, coils, CDI box and

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha hpdi 2003

End of last season noticed a high idle.. Cranked it a few times during the off season. Once I accidentally revved it up and realized it was acting funny..

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Jan 06, 2021

2019 V8 350 Outboard

I have a Yamaha V8 35 Outboard and the Plastic Trim keeps popping off during low planing speeds. I have twin engines and BOTH came off this past weekend.

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Jan 06, 2021

yamaha F150,2004

I have twin 150's on a GW 257,my problem is with the starboard engine. It starts fine but when I try to restart it after a good run,it just cranks but

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Jan 06, 2021

1998 yamaha 25 hp two stroke

Engine usually starts right up but every once in a while it will crank a couple of times and the starter will kick out. Once it starts it will start on

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha 115 HP TXRB 2003

I changed the oil sending unit in the external oil tank (storage tank). Soon as you turn the key on the buzzer comes on won't go off. You can tap on

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha VMAX 200hp 2007

I just had lower unit replaced and now I hear a gurgling sound and I cannot tell if it’s water gurgling in the motor or a suction issue for the gas line..

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha 115 4-stroke 2004

My power tilt is not working . It was sporadically working only up but now it doesn’t work either way . The solenoid clicks when I push switch up or down

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Jan 06, 2021

Yamaha 15hp 4 stroke 2012

It starts eventually but if I shut it down and try to restart it won’t. Smells like it’s flooded. I actually see some gas coming from the carb. I had this

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Jan 05, 2021

Yamaha F150 tlr 4 stroke

Starter slicks when trying to start. I replaced the relay, solenoid, and the starter. I cleaned the battery terminals at the battery. I get 12.7 volts

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Jan 05, 2021

Yamaha, 40 HP, 1994

My Motor Cranks And Runs Great. I Can Hook The Water Hose with Elephant Ears up to it and it will go in Forward and Reverse Fine and Rev Up In Both As

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Jan 05, 2021

Yamaha, 60TLRA, 2002

Starts great, idles okay, but bogs down bad when accelerating. Have installed a new fuel pump, new plugs, cleaned, & adjusted carbs. Do you need to adjust

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