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Jan 18, 2022

2002 yamaha f50tlra

Hey so I just purchased a 2002 Yamaha f50tlra. When I first purchased, it would start with the throttle lever half open but would blow black smoke. I cleaned

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Jan 18, 2022

Volvo Penta MD31A 1987

Trying to source 3 x cylinder liner kits, part number 876098. Any help would me much appreciated.

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Jan 18, 2022

2020 Honda 60

I had a certified Honda mechanic replace the impeller. Prior to its replacement, I never noticed water exit the shift rod hole in the lower end. Don't

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Jan 18, 2022

Johnson j175txcsf 1980

Installed a 175 johnson on my boat the other day and went for a test run today. It starts and idols fine but once you get it up to any speed it drops the

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Jan 07, 2022

Mercury 4 stroke 25 efi 2010

wide open rpm drops as engine warms up. Example early in the morning 5300 rpm, no problem. Run 10 minutes down the lake and rpm drops to 5200. Stop

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Jan 06, 2022

Suzuki DF250 2018

Consuming oil at about 1-1.5 quarts per 75 hours operation.

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Jan 06, 2022

Johnson 60hp 1996

At say 4,000 revs engine starts hesitating and surging. Replaced carb sets complete yesterday, new fuel lines, new plugs, fuel filters. What can be the

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Jan 06, 2022

Evinrude SPL 90 hp 1998

Very hard to start when cold.When it does start can’t keep it running.Finally after about 20 minutes it will decide to keep running.It idles good and runs

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Jan 04, 2022

2018 Suzuki 200

When engine in neutral engine transmission message appears. Called local dealer and said no worries as there is no warning code associated w the message.

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Jan 04, 2022

Enduro 15hp 2stroke 2019

Running rough at all rpm and sometimes just quits. Just had a service and carb cleaned. Before the service it was starting to run rough at mid level rpm.

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Jan 04, 2022

Mariner 15hp 2 stroke 2002

To start, it has to have throttle as it’s pulled. Then it runs really roughly and virtually conks out when the throttle is released. Two boat mechanics

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Jan 03, 2022

Yamaha P50TLRT 1995

Starts ok runs for 1 minute stops abruptly. Restart easily. Idles 1 minute then same thing stops. Carbs cleaned. New gas new battery

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Jan 03, 2022


Goes to full throttle for about minute drops 1000rpm air filter full of oil

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Jan 03, 2022

5.7 Chaparrel, Sunesta 2002

Will not draw water thru SX drive. Raw water pump has Been replaced and works fine.

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Jan 03, 2022

08 suzuki 150hp

While motor is running fuel is dripping out of a drain line, line runs from fuel pump and has what looks like a filter inline.

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Jan 03, 2022

Suzuki 60hp 4 stroke outboard Model DF60A

My hydraulics have stopped working on the motor, I can lift manually by easing off the screw but not electronically. Any help would be appreciated.

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Jan 03, 2022

08 Suzuki 150 hp

Fuel is leaking while motor is running out of a hose which looks to have a filter upstream,, Looks to be a drain of sorts

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Jan 03, 2022

2007 mercury 250 pro xs

lower unit makes a knocking sound when slowing down at full or 3/4 trim. does not do it if I slow down and trim down at the same time

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Jan 03, 2022

Johnson 1988 6 HP 2 Stroke, J6RCCS

Hi everyone, I recently purchased a 1988 Johnson 6 HP 2 Stroke (j6rccs) It runs & fires right up, however, it has brown stuff coming out into the water

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Jan 03, 2022

1986 Evinrude E50TLCD

I have to keep hitting the primer with the key to keep it running every 20-30 seconds There are no adjustments on the carbs, they have both been cleaned

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Jan 03, 2022

1992 evinrude xp 200.

Changed out stator timer base and power pack. Now engine is triple firing. Checked all grounds and all connections are correct. Engine starts and runs

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Jan 03, 2022

1967 MQ13 9.5 HP Evinrude

I believe my fuel pump is getting slow; when I go full speed after 10-20 seconds the engine acts like is running out of gas. I drop down the speed and

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Dec 29, 2021

Suzuki DF90 2022

Hi, We just bought a new Stingray 172SC with a Suzuki DF90. Boat and engine run like a charm. Question: The boat is sitting now in the garage, battery

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Dec 29, 2021

2017 250hp 6

Tale-tell not working. Impeller working fine lots of water coming out. Flush motor after every use with garden hose attached to motor clean out port.

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Dec 29, 2021

suzuki 250 2014

when coming down off a plane or just idling around the heat warning goes off and the motor starts to shake. Sometimes happens within the first 5 minutes

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Dec 29, 2021

2014 Mercury Pro XS 250

Installed anew trim sending unit and can’t seem to get it adjusted. I can manually turn the sending unit tab by hand and the gauge needle will go all the

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Dec 24, 2021

1999 yamaha saltwater series 200 hp

engin ran fine when i took it out of the water in oct of this year.when i put it in in nov.of this year the oil alarm went off.stopped and manualy filled

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Dec 24, 2021

TAMD 31 p-a 2003

This is a just rebuilt engine. The engine blows a lot of black smoke between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Turbo gauge 4 psi-2000. 7 psi 3000 and 15 psi at 3900.

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Dec 24, 2021

Mercury 2003 25ELPT 4S

I bought motor cheep and I ended up having to rebuild it because it had a bad rod bearing. I installed all new rod bearings and main crank bearings. I

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Dec 22, 2021

volvo tamd41p-a

trying to replace distrbution head seal inplace not going well can it be done . if not how do i remove pump?

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Dec 22, 2021

1998 bf15a

Pull start chord crazy hard to pull to rotate engine fast enough to start. If spark plugs are removed, pulls starts amazingly easy. No electric starter,

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Dec 22, 2021

1997 130 hp Yamaha Salt Water series

Motor sat for 2 years- Now seized- Ran perfectly and was used refgularly prior. Have pulled plugs and soaked with penetrating fluid, so far not relief.

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Dec 21, 2021

2000 Suzuki DT25

Our original DT25 finally blew a piston after TONS of use. We recently bought an identical DT25 that had been sitting in a back yard for 7 years. Compression

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Dec 21, 2021

Johnson J5REC, 1998

Engine after-fires through exhaust. Now not starting. Pressure from after-fire blew the bung off the leg.

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Dec 20, 2021

1985 volvo penta aq125a in a cobia

im having trouble getting spark or power to distrubitor cap new coil it reads good

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Dec 20, 2021

etec 75 2006

Have just replaced the trim tilt relay purchased on the internet, it works ok but it has reversed the control buttons. So down button pushed , motor goes

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Dec 19, 2021

E-tec 90,2008

Wont start after winterizing, disconnected fuel pump, per service manual to dump fuel pressure before connecting gauge, motor started died when I reconnected

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Dec 15, 2021

Mercury, 150 efi 2 stroke 2007

The electronic oil pump leaks from the solenoid cap in way of the electrical plug. Recently replaced inline oil filter and brass fitting to the motor

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Dec 15, 2021

Yamaha L150ETXD

Runs great at low RPMs. Starts missing & misfiring at higher RPMs. Already replaced carbs,fuel pumps, fuel lines, cleaned tank, and replaced fuel filters.

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Dec 15, 2021

yamaha f225txr 2005

spark plugs on cylinder 1&5 keep fouling with dry black carbon. dealer sent injectors out for cleaning, cleaned vst, synced throttlebody and still have

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Dec 15, 2021

2001 volvo penta 7.4 l pefs elctronic fuel injection di

started engine start of season in fl. ran fine for 10 minutes then it stalled. would not restart. after it completely cooled down started right up and

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Dec 15, 2021

2016 Suzuki df150

Running along and motor just bogs down to idle then picks right back up. On the ears at about 3000 rpm motor shakes like not getting fuel

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Dec 15, 2021

suzuki DF 20A 2015

I have 20 hp on 13 ft alum boat. at wot my limiter gos on an off. I have two people in boat with 9 pitch propeller. what would be better to go to 10p or

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Dec 15, 2021

Honda 135 2012

Motor starts and idles fine. Takes off, planes out, and not long after a buzzer goes off in the controller and the motor goes into a shaking mess. Never

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Dec 15, 2021

1995 E175GLEOM Evinrude Intruder

Boat ran great two weeks prior to last time making ready for tournament. All of a sudden, no spark on any cylinder. Replaced ignition and kill switches

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Dec 11, 2021

2020 Mercury 20 hp efi

Won’t start in cold weather with electric start. It will start with pull rope.

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Dec 09, 2021

yamaha vmax 150 ox66 fuel injection 1998

I have no compression on one cylinder around 75 lbs on the other cylinders problem is no one wants to repair the one cylinder they want to replace the

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Dec 09, 2021

Johnson, J150TXCEM, 1989

Going to replace fuel lines and primer bulb. Seems 5/16 inch fuel lines are the original parts but articles I have read indicate 3/8 inch fuel lines are

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Dec 08, 2021

Honda 15hp 4 stroke, S/N unknown

This Honda 15 runs very well but the serial nunber is unreadable. I need order carburetor parts, which seem to be listed only by the engine S/N. The only

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Dec 08, 2021

Honda BAVJ 2007

Honda 2.3 hp 4 stroke starts first pull and idles great but when try to increase the revs the motor cuts out.

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