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May 02, 2024

Yamaha 150 pro v 1985

Just purchased the boat with motor not running. I have compression and getting fuel but have no spark on any cylinder. Have checked the kill switch, and

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May 02, 2024

2003 Yamaha VZ250TLRB HPDI VMAX

Is this engines ecu affected by engine tilt. Engine isn’t reaching full advance when connected to yds and running across the lake. The tilt/trim analog

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May 02, 2024

yamaha 6ek f115 lb 2019

yamaha 6ek

New to this chat. Here is my problem. Ran the boat all day and on the way home it started idling and then died out. Wasn't getting any fuel and once back

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May 02, 2024

1989 Suzuki DT 100

When first crank it, it runs great on all four cylinders then after about 1015 seconds it drops the number three and number four cylinders I don’t really

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May 02, 2024

dt9.9c 00994 232386

On start I pull choke, select start with throttle, pull cord. Motor will start with high RPM, will push in choke, RPM will lower slightly, I can only lower

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May 02, 2024

2014 Suzuki DF 15A fourstroke

I have a 2014 Suzuki DF 15A it’s been having a problem where it doesn’t idle well and hesitates upon acceleration. The check engine light shows 2 flashes

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May 02, 2024

Suzuki 15hp, 2007

When the engine is cold, it starts without any problems. However, when I try to start it after driving, it has a lot more difficulty. I have to add more

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May 02, 2024

Suzuki DF 50 2013

Motor won't trim down. Unless you manually push the trim angle sensor all the way down... while holding it down, press trim down from the remote button

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May 02, 2024

Df60a 2010

Hard start,fuel check ok,need to pull trotle to start,idling roughly... when running 5-10minute engine die totally,and wont start,just crank only,i check

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May 02, 2024

Johnson 70 1991

My trim won’t trim up. I replaced the relays and then replaced the wiring harness still won’t go up. Works great trimming down.

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May 02, 2024

2004 Evinrude 200 HO

All cylinders are dry when trying to start. If I spray fuel into spark plug holes, engine will fire and run. I have checked and tested both fuel pumps

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Apr 06, 2024

1999 F40TLRY

 Module 854514-2368 warm

Number one cylinder not firing number 2 & 3 firing I have to move the throttle low to high, like pumping the gas pedal on your old car, when it starts

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Apr 06, 2024

Yamaha F15SMHA 2022

Yamaha F15SMHA oil leak

Oil leaking from unknown location after engine idling and/or running. The oil pools in the cavity behind and below the dipstick - see photos. We have

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Apr 06, 2024

2010 F40 Yamaha

Trying to find a seal kit for the trim/ tilt on an F40 4 stroke in Australia, None od the dealers wants to sell me the parts or tell me the kit number,

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Apr 06, 2024

Volvo Penta Tamd 70d 1985

Hi experts , I took my 32ft Fury cabin cruiser for a run yesterday and after warming up the engine increased the revs from 1500 rpm to about 2200 rpm (8knts

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Apr 06, 2024

Volvo Penta D1 30F 2016

Engine slowly loses power when in gear and driving after 20 mins of running from cold. Rpm drops from 2100 to constant 1200 rpm and remains at this rpm.

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Apr 06, 2024

Suzuki DF 140 2022

I am trying to find out the location of the oil pressure switch on the engine. I hate idiot lights and want to tee off of the switch and add a pressure

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Apr 06, 2024

1988 40 hp Mariner

Using a muffler, the motor fires right up and idles well. Placing it in gear and giving it gas, causes it to bog down and die.

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Apr 06, 2024


some times when first started up it will put exhaust or steam out the pee hole instead of water for about 30 seconds replaced water pump an sealed it replaced

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Apr 06, 2024

johnson 225 high output year 2000

when i first start the engine, and after warming up engine, it does not want to accelerate above 1,000 rpms. After continous urging the boat finally takes

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Apr 06, 2024

Honda 2013 115hp

Dumping engine lube oil though water cooling system while engine running. Like bad. It's just running out the prop exhaust

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Apr 06, 2024

Force 0E033322 1994

Force Outboard Tilt Trim

Recently bout this boat was told the tilt trim was rebuilt, looks like a new motor but the tilt cylinder is leaking around the ram. Can anyone provide

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Apr 06, 2024

Evinrude, 4306 and 1973

just inherited this older engine. Can anyone tell me how to use the two knobs that say rich and lean on them. Also I cannot find a neutral switch. When

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Apr 06, 2024

1973 Evinrude 4 hp Model 4306C

I inherited this 4 hp evinrude (1973). I cannot seem to find a neutral switch When I start it is in gear. Also has no reverse switch. Is this normal

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Apr 06, 2024

Evinrude g2 150 HO 2018

Turn key to crank only one click trim motor up a little bit cranks ok , next time same thing but the tirm at shifter wouldn’t work up/down bow/ trim switch

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Apr 06, 2024

Mercury 200 v6 efi

I have a 6 cylinder 200 mercury efi outboard. I have changed all the fuel lines, and replaced the fuel filters. When I first put the boat in and go to

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Feb 26, 2024

Force 70 1995

Lower compression on “top” cylinder - 90 compared to 110 on lower two cylinders. Where do I start and what would be the likely cause? Starts fine, runs,

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Feb 26, 2024

yamaha f2.5 69m

Knocking noise from camshaft area when both valves are on the rock @ BDC . Also after bottom Dead center with inlet valve is opening the exhaust valve

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Feb 10, 2024

Yamaha F9.9 2022

Engine kicks back and rips starter chord from your hand if not pulled Very firmly. Seems like it's firing too early for the speed of a manual start.

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Feb 10, 2024

Suzuki DF9.9B 2022 with remote control

I have a pair of what I think are 2022 DF9.9 B (Xlong shaft, remote control, power tilt) motors on a sailboat. Less than 200 hours. Out of the blue, one

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Feb 10, 2024

2019 suski 115

Runs good at have throttle start good run all day at half go to full slows down and start to miss changed all full filters and replace all the fuel with

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Feb 10, 2024

Honda BF 100 2018

Tachometer doesn't seem to be reading correctly. Would like to know how many poles my altinator has to apply the correct setting on the back of my Tacho

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Feb 10, 2024

2014 Honda BF90D

Ran fine and after docking, on the next start attempt the starter stayed engaged when key was released. Subsequently, the motor will not exceed 3200RPM.

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Feb 10, 2024


how often do you replace the timing belt? also I don't know the motor hours, something around 500 I'd think. I took a look at it and it seems like old,

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Feb 10, 2024

Evinrude 35853R

Evinrude 35853R

Right now bestcplace for used parts like air intake silencer, choke set up parts and wiring diagrams to figure out what I have and don't have. Looks like

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Feb 10, 2024

Mercury 50HP 4 cycle outboard 2020

The last 2 times at the lake after it had ran for awhile and at high speed, the motor would die. After I would restart the motor it would run for about

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Jan 22, 2024

Volvo Penta tamd 63 2003

Volvo Penta tamd 63 2003

No problems however I have an opportunity to purchase a boat with two of these I'm drawn to it but I don't know that there's really a distinct advantage

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Jan 22, 2024

Suzuki DT20 1979

Suzuki DT20 1979

no spark, looking for an ignition coil, but can't find one anywhere.

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Jan 22, 2024

1995 Suzuki dt25c

Hello. Having water flow issues. I changed the impeller and thermostat. Old thermostat was corroded pretty bad I cleaned it out put new one in still no

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Jan 22, 2024

1992 bf90a Honda

No issue really, just wanted to know where the ECR is located so I can retrieve the engine hours.. Thank you

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Jan 22, 2024

2013 etec 115 e115dplafa

On going no oil alarm, 3 years now, it is very intermittent. Changed oil sensor, done winterization , inspected all incoming oilline and oil resevoir,

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Dec 27, 2023

df40 suzuki 2015

df40 suzuki 2015

how to remove the drive shaft housing need to check pressure relief valve. thank you

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Dec 27, 2023


When replacing the thermostat and seal I'm having a problem trying to figure out how to install the seal. What keeps it in place? Thanks Barry

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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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