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Dec 03, 2023


Brand new engine. New gas. At the lake. Temperature was +6 C It took a couple of pulls to get the engine to start. Once it started, it ran with the

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Nov 28, 2023

Honda 20 HP BAMJ-1037674 BF20D

Motor starts OK runs fine for about 2 minutes then starts to purge then stops. Restarts ok again and repeats above.

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Nov 28, 2023

1981 70hp johnson j70tlcim

When you first start your fishing trip the motor starts and runs full throttle but then after 5mins the drive lever is still at full throttle but the motor

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Nov 24, 2023

Johnson 90hp 1988

Engine will not develop full power. Runs fine at slower speeds. Not missing. Carbs rebuilt this spring. Wide open Spark advance confirmed at 28 degrees

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Nov 24, 2023

Evinrude 150 V6 E150EXEDB 1995

Lean condition. I’ve run the gamut of possible fixes to no avail….way too many to list. Looking for a copy of OMC manual troubleshooting tree diagram.

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Nov 10, 2023

Suzuki D150 2009

Took it in to get winterized to an authorized Suzuki service dealer and they reported that the drive shaft is frozen and that all of the oil leaked out

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Nov 10, 2023

Honda 50bf 2009

good day, the engine takes about 10 minutes of operation before it starts up and runs as it should.When I add gas. the engine chokes. I have to wait about

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Nov 10, 2023

Yamaha F70LA 2012

While dropping the lower unit to replace the water pump, the unit was binding to where it wouldn't come off all the way. Wiggling it around to free it,

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Oct 23, 2023

Suzuki DF250 , 2019 model

We just purchased a used hydra sport 28 with twin 2019 Suzuki DF 250’s (100 hrs) on the test run the seller said it would only reach 5000 rpm’s and have

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Oct 15, 2023

Suz 9.9 elec start, power lift, long shaft

Suz 9.9 elec start

On a 25' Seaward sailboat. Engine will not lower all the way.... only enough so prop is 6-11 inches underwater

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Oct 15, 2023

Yamaha 50cc 2 stroke 2005

Engine will not accelerate past limp home mode. New filters, fuel line,tank cleaned, carbs cleaned. Sometimes it will randomly run right then go back into

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Oct 11, 2023

Suzuki 2013 DF70a

I need to replace the trim/tilt motor how do I disconnect the round plug bottom socket between the trim motor and the top half of the engine socket it's

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Oct 09, 2023

Suzuki DF5 2010

Changed the water pump impeller and gasket etc. put back together and started engine which ran in idle with no issues. Revved the engine from idle and

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Oct 04, 2023

Yamaha T50 2022

Less than 100 hours. Recent problem. While running (at any speed) motor suddenly cuts-out. Immediately starts and runs fine for awhile before doing

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Sep 30, 2023

Volvo Penta DPH-C 2012

User After towing at 6 kn for three hours, the reverse did not work, a Volvo Penta DPH-C reverse. Back was forward and after restarting the engine stopped

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Sep 29, 2023

Johnson 50hp, Model BJ50PLSSM, 1999.

The enginee is reliable but over about 12 knots the revs want to drift and I have to pull the throttle back to stop it running away. When I pull it back

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Sep 29, 2023


Just bought the boat with running issues, diagnosed the timing base, had a dead cylinder. The engine will run at about 1000rpm, gives a cough, no pattern

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Sep 29, 2023

Honda 250hp 2014

When trying to flush outboard with flushing port it blows the flexible hose off the outboard and no water appears to be entering outboard as no water comes

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Sep 29, 2023

2013 Honda 115 horse power

Boat won't start or turn over but makes a loud squealing noise when u try to start it

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Sep 29, 2023

Honda 115 2012

My honda 115 , 2012 will only run below 4000 rpm, anything above alarms go off , we change thermostat's and sensor's has anyone ever had this problem ,

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Sep 29, 2023

Force L-Drive 85hp 1989

I had the engine running without the shifter connected to the gearbox. I connected it and now I can't get it to start or anything. I am sure there is a

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Sep 29, 2023

1986 Mercury 2.2hp

I have been trying to find a compatible secondary ignition coil for this motor, with NO luck. The dont make original part or the one that succeeded it.

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Sep 19, 2023

Mariner 3.5hp 4 stroke 2008

The glass in the oil sight guage has broken so losing oil. Was just wondering if any one can advise how easy this is to replace ?

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Sep 17, 2023

1998 tracker 40elpto

having a hard time setting carbs (3 cyl) wondering if there is away to install vacuum ports and put a synchronizing tool on them the same way a motorcycle

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Sep 15, 2023

C115 Yamaha 1998

Motor starts up like normal, runs fine when throttled to get out of hole, gets on plane, running at cruising speed (3000 to 3300 rims) . After about ten

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Sep 15, 2023

Yamaha f115 2003

Want to swap 2003 f115 out with a 2005 f150. Will the wireing harness be compatible?

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Sep 15, 2023

Honda B100 1981?

I just bought a Honda B100 4 stroke but whenever I start it the throttle seems to be wide open and won't idle down just dies. Tried adjusting throttle

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Sep 15, 2023

2016 Honda BF250

When I run my motor at 3,500 to 4,000 RPM's my engine make a high pitch noise and I brought it to two boat mechanics, and I could not figure it out.

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Sep 15, 2023

Mercury efi 150 xl 2001

My fuel injected two stroke runs rough at idle to about 3000 rpm seems to develop full power and smooths out at higher rpm. It also smokes really bad at

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Sep 08, 2023

suzuki dfa 20, 2013

Got the 1 1 warning beep and my voltage shot up to 16 while out on the weekend. According to my search, and my Marina's, Suzuki is no longer making rectifiers

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Sep 08, 2023

Honda bf150 2015

Hello. While running at low throttle positions and doing small transitions to idle we lost all electrical power on board. Running two batteries. Side mounted

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Sep 08, 2023

91 johnson 60hp 3cyl

Losses spark on no.1 after 10sec. The trigger,stator,power pack and coil have been replaced. I've cleaned all grounds and checked magnets in flywheel.

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Sep 05, 2023

Suzuki DT75 1991

Suzuki DT75

An impact to the power tilt motor has caused the attachment bracket to shear off. replacement parts are well out of production. Motor still works perfectly.

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Sep 05, 2023

Honda bf40a (BAY-L 1001279 )

Motor runs to 5500rpm...then 15 minutes later drops to around 4000 rpm, won't throttle back up...all carbs: ultrasonic cleaned ;new jet sets;float needles;floats

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Sep 05, 2023

Mercury 300 2020

Hello, at the end of a days boating we bring the engines to an out of the water position, so the props are clear of the water line, we then fresh water

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Sep 01, 2023

Yamaha 130hp 2 stroke 1999

Motor idles well and has plenty of power after 1200 rpm, but misses above idle and about 1200rpm. I have cleaned both carbs. But it seems like a jet issue

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Sep 01, 2023

2003 Suzuki 90 DF

I was running my boat around 4500 rpms, everything think sounded great and had been running perfect for about 5 miles when it suddenly just cut off and

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Sep 01, 2023

Mercury 75hp three cylinder two stroke 2002

The motor starts very well after a little bit of warming up it also idles very good coming up to speed getting on a plane seems to run very well but after

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Aug 28, 2023

Volvo Penta 5.0 gxi e. 2004

High pressure pump sometimes does not have power and engine will start on low pressure pump and then stop. For no reason pump will have power and run forever

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Aug 28, 2023

Mariner 75 hp, 1987

just bought the boat. the seller told me that he had the carbs overhauled. the motor is very hard to start, idles very fast, and backfires. supposedly

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Aug 28, 2023

Honda 115 2017

Has a miss in engine. Most noticeable at around 2209 rpms. Also seems to be using alot of fuel. Changed fuel filters, plugs, tried new coils as well.

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Aug 28, 2023

Yamaha, F225TX, 2006

Engine is not charging but all fuses check to be okay. Volt meter only shows 12 amps when running at 1500 rpm. I have 2 12 volt marine batteries installed.

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Aug 24, 2023

Yamaha, F4BMH 4-stroke 4HP, 2021

Hi can i upgrade this engine to become a 6 HP by changing the carburator only?. Or are there more parts that needs to be changed

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Aug 24, 2023

Suzuki df 140 2005

Hello, I'm having an issue with one of my motors. It's a Suzuki df140, the engines runs great. The only issue I've been having is power lost at times.

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Aug 24, 2023

Mercury, pro xs 2018

Engine will not start, clicks when key is turned. Replaced spark plug and it started but will not start now.

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Aug 22, 2023

Suzuki 2003 D115

no power to port engine (I have 2), no tilt/trim, no helm. Batteries good, engine relay checked, battery connections checked, fuses at engine checked.

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Aug 22, 2023

Johnson 225pxeen ocean pro

Bought boat used its a 1999 have had it back and forth to a machanic for couple of weeks have replaced the stator powerpack plugs starter fuel pump vacuume

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Aug 22, 2023

johnson 70 1997

after installing new rectifier motor wont accellerate fully probably only 30 percent voltage at battery while running 14.8

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Aug 22, 2023

1990 johnson 70 hp

starts right up / runs great!! /shut off and fish 20mins/ will not restart!!!?????? It has to be 100% cold again.

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Aug 22, 2023

Honda, bf15a, 2006

You can start it but when you turn the throttle there's no response and it just stays at idle speed. You can manually push the accelerator with the top

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