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May 24, 2022

yamaha f60c 2005

Hi I'm trying to find out where the poppet valve si located on the engine if it has one. if anyone has a diagram it would be much appreciated. Thanks Paul

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May 24, 2022

1988 Bayliner Capri with a force 125 hp

I had the motor checked out and the mechanic said it would in good shape and started right up, I started the motor and pulled the killswitch to test it

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May 20, 2022

Mariner 2 Stroke 90 horsepower

Please see pic of water oil mixture coming out of lower unit. Cannot tell yet, but almost feels like threaded screw hole. We just had boat out on water

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May 20, 2022

1990 Merc 200 xre efi

Motor starts & runs just fine, but once clearing the buoy line it will not take the throttle. Can only get 1800-2000r's. Bogs as if dragging the dock along

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May 20, 2022

Mercury 2015 75 hp efi

Engine slow to start and then shakes when running and cuts out after a few minutes. Checked spark plugs look ok, changed low pressuse fuel filter. Connected

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May 20, 2022

Johnson Fast Strike 175hp 1997 J175GLEUE

Intermittent misfire at idle or light throttle. Runs great at WOT. Issue began after pulling tube for about 30 minutes. No alarms or other issues. Replaced

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May 20, 2022

2000 Yamaha 150hp Saltwater Series II

I installed a new ignition switch in the Yamaha 703 controller and discovered it had been done before and by someone who southern engineered it. I tried

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May 20, 2022

Yamaha 200 4 stroke 2020

Add shake at 600 RPM only. I saw a remedy at or on the whole truth forum now I cannot find it can you help me .

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May 20, 2022

yamaha F70la 2012

After running at full throttle for 10-15 minutes, the motor starts to bog down like it's out of gas. I put it in the neutral position, then I squeezed

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May 20, 2022

C75tlrt

Running along while I will throttle and all of a sudden it goes to like it's firing on only one cylinder one spark plug or something put it in neutral

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May 20, 2022

2004 Yamaha 200 ox66 saltwater edition fuel injected

Starts fine off the trailer, idles fine for about 10 mins and stalls. Hard to start. Let it sit for thirty mins or so and starts back up. Just had a

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May 20, 2022

Yamaha, f150xb, 2016

Ran fine at varying rpms across lake for maybe 30 minutes, no wake speed for 30 min..back to lake at higher rpms for 2 minutes then engine rpms just dropped

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May 20, 2022

2008 f-150 TXR

Starts as usual. Idles only. Will shift into reverse or forward, but will not throttle past idle. Idle lever will not move to increase rpm's. Seems like

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May 20, 2022

Yamaha P200TLR-V, 1997

Runs great off trailer. After 30 to 45 minutes, and the rest of the day, it has a “flat spot” during acceleration and will not plane out, often dying.

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May 20, 2022

2022 Suzuki 150

Excel Bay Pro 203 and Suzuki 150, both brand new first time in the water. Did the initial 15 minute run with muffs on while on the trailer. Maiden voyage,

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May 20, 2022

df 225 2004

Neutral safety code coming on and its not the switches. The rpms also increase when the power trim and tilt is engaged. Sometimes I can get it to go away

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May 20, 2022

2019 DF200 Suzuki

Intermittent. Motor starts on it’s own. Also change from forward to neutral, all rpm, then motor shuts off. No hard errors. Flashes engine transmission,

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May 20, 2022

2015 250hp

twin engine boat.. i start the boat it runs fine..head out 15 miles and hit a few spots..go to start motors ànd one or both wont start..turn over but wont

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May 20, 2022

2015 250hp

twin engine boat.. i start the boat it runs fine..head out 15 miles and hit a few spots..go to start motors ànd one or both wont start..turn over but wont

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May 20, 2022

2010 Suzuki DF140

Right after I cranked up and launched my boat, all the engine oil drained from my block, causing my low oil alarm to sound. What could have caused this

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May 20, 2022

suzuki, DF250, 2006

Stuck gear case plug. 1. any tricks to remove, other than drilling out. 2. is it worth buying a magnetic plug, if so, where can i find one ?

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May 20, 2022

Suzuki 9.9hp 2022

New motor. 5 hours on it. Runs fine, but when resting in idle the alarm sounds and then it shuts off. Can start it cold without running and same thing

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May 20, 2022

DF60A 2015

Motor starts fine but runs rough .Have put in new plugs still runs rough. Have drained fuel filter still rough any help please

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May 20, 2022

2001 df70 4 stroke

Getting gas in the oil reservoir. Changed the lift pump. Not it. Where else can gas get to the oil reservoir? Engine still runs great, but changing

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May 20, 2022

1998 DT150 efi

We newly rewired the boat and put new switch panels for all accessories. Ran two batteries with a dual switch. The boat was showing around 14v for about

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May 20, 2022

df25atlw4 2021

Ordered Suzuki part from Suzuki Parts a Tachometer sold as the right one for my motor it was a Fairo the Suzuki instructions said set at number 6 it read

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May 20, 2022

Honda BFA115 2003

Motor starts and runs great Green oil light comes on,stays on Beeper comes on about every second. Oil and filter just changed. Any help is much appreciated

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May 20, 2022

5.0 FL.

Engine turns over when you jump the soleniod but not the key. Have power across safety switch. Don't think I have power to fuel pump as I can't hear it

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May 20, 2022

Volvo Penta TAMD 74 EDC 1999

Port engine was going into limp more intermittently following a few seconds of rough idle. Revs go to 1000 and neutral is engaged. Diagnostic button returns

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May 20, 2022

2009 Four Winns V378 500G IPS

Hi all, My port engine cuts out once, everytime I take the boat out Once I restart it, then no problem. Usually happens at low RPM's. However, a few

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May 20, 2022

Volvo 5.7 throttle body, 2003 in a 24' crown line bowrider

Engine starts fine but runs rich especially while idle. I really have to feather the throttle while bringing up on plane. Once the boat is on plane, it

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May 20, 2022

Volvo Penta D-11 2019. 2 engines

Out on the ocean and the port engine just quit. The screen said to turn engine off and restart and then have it checked at next stop. We happen to be

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May 20, 2022

volvo penta GM 5.0 GL 2004

Previous owner converted factory 2 barrel to a Carter manufactured 4 barrel (model number is 9779S). Was running great (jumped out of the hole and top

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May 20, 2022

Volvo Pantera 1995 5.7

After running for about 10 minutes will heat up and start smoking. Have changed thermostat and impeller and nothing

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May 13, 2022

Johnson Faststrike 115 1996

Fuel line bulb doesn't firm up when squeezed until on the water and turn the engine over for a little bit, then it will firm up when tried again.

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May 13, 2022

Johnson, Seahorse 10 hp QD-19, 1958

Replaced new complete water pump kit including pump housing, gasket, seal, impeller etc. The exhaust housing is getting hot enough to scorch paint in picture

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May 13, 2022

Johnson 110 j110tlcca 1988

Fires up great. Runs like new for miles. Next startup missing on on or two cylinders all the way to the landing. Will fire occasionally on all cylinders

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May 13, 2022

1987 115 Johnson outboard.

Engine will start and run when in a bucket.. put into lake, and the motor will die when going into gear. The cables appear to be in proper placement. but

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May 13, 2022

Honda, BFA200A, 2006

When I start increasing the rpms too quickly the engine alarm beeps and the engine begins to shut down. I.e. I go from 2500 rpm to 3600 it will beep

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May 13, 2022

Honda, BFA200A, 2006

When I start increasing the rpms too quickly the engine alarm beeps and the engine begins to shut down. I.e. I go from 2500 rpm to 3600 it will beep

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May 13, 2022

Honda, BF90D, 2018

At 5300 to 5500 RPMs, the boat motor acts like the kill switch was taken off. The boat starts right back up. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks -

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May 13, 2022

Evinrude E150STLCUR 1987

On start up at the lake it starts per instructions but idles rough. When I accelerate to get up on plane it stalls almost to the point of dying. I work

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May 13, 2022

evenrude 1990 200hp

engine goes into safemode at 5100 rpm. turn it off for 5 minutes it resets and runs fine at anything below 5000. get it up over 5000 and it goes into

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May 13, 2022

evenrude 70hp 4 stroke 2001

runs great up to about 3500 rpms varies time to time then shuts off i turn key off and then start it right back up it runs for a while then dies again

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May 13, 2022

Mercury 20hp 2013

hot soak won't start starts and runs fine cold. after shutting down to fish for 1/2 hr or so won't restart. replaced coil 2 years ago.

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May 13, 2022

Mercury 90ELPT 2014 2 STROKE

Hi, thanks in advance. Motor went underwater in recent flooding, within 48 hours plug were removed, water removed from cylinders, fuel replaced, fuel/water

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May 13, 2022

Mercury, 125hp, 1994

Tilt/Trim Motor internal Wiring The motor is electrically and mechanically good but some of the internal coil and brush connections have corroded and broken

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May 13, 2022

65 mercury 350

No spark to engine. It has power to the harness plug that goes to the side of the engine and when testing that plug there is power to 2 of the small wires

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May 13, 2022

Mercury 25, 2 stroke,2001, OT180631 ,short shaft

My motor runs nicely .however there is a black oily sludge in the bottom half of the engine cover. I had the lower end rebuilt a few years back and this

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May 13, 2022

Mercury,150Tower of Power Inline 6 1978

It starts great idles great. It jumps out of the hole and cruises well. For about 15 - 20 min. Then falls of plane and wont rev over about 2000 RPM. I

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