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2 stroke outboard problem - any suggestions?

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erik meade

Have you considered just dropping it into the water?

If you are not to that point yet, you have not struggled enough.

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Jazz4Brazo

My FIL had this issue on a new 4 stroke for his runabout... turns out it was a fuel line as they used one of the old tanks and the line/bulb had deteriorated with age...new line/new bulb and back to running normal again!

 

Good luck and keep us posted on final fix...curious minds want to know 🙂

 

J4B 

 

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paul frey

Having a similar problem with my quad. Off to the mechanic soon

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topdog1961

Also replace the spark plug wires if not already done. I had an 88 Merc 45 that went through them every couple years. Sometimes sooner so I kept a couple good used ones on board as emergency spares.  It ran like crap at higher speeds when one started shorting. 

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charlo slim

Thanks very much to everyone for tips and encouragement.  I have now done repeated tank runs with heavy Seafoam / fuel mix..  She seems to run even smoother now at low throttle and revs well also, at least as far as I can push it in the tank environment.  I intend to get up to the lake within a day or 2 to see how things go under load.  Will report back, either way.  

 

 

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settem

Well...

We are curious to know the outcome?

I’m leaning towards a bad power pack putting it in “safe mode”

Now that’s assuming it wasn’t overheating for some other reason...

Hope you got it running right!

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

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WI Outdoor Nut
12 hours ago, settem said:

Well...

We are curious to know the outcome?

I’m leaning towards a bad power pack putting it in “safe mode”

Now that’s assuming it wasn’t overheating for some other reason...

Hope you got it running right!

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

 

Women trouble comes to mind as worse. 

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salmontogue
8 minutes ago, WI Outdoor Nut said:

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

 

Women trouble comes to mind as worse. 

Disabled truck with a triple axle horse trailer, four horses included, can quickly ruin the best of days.

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Mike da Carpenter
31 minutes ago, salmontogue said:

Disabled truck with a triple axle horse trailer, four horses included, can quickly ruin the best of days.

 

At least you can still “Ride” out of there (horses).  A boat is at the mercy of wind and current.

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salmontogue
8 minutes ago, Mike da Carpenter said:

 

At least you can still “Ride” out of there (horses).  A boat is at the mercy of wind and current.

Good point but by the time the horses are unloaded they are likely to be annoyed off unless bribed with feed.

 

I loved the horse years but all good things must end.  Unless you have a network of other family/friends/owners, livestock ties you down.  There are fewer horses here now than ever before.  It's sad because there is so much open territory with a spiderweb of back roads and wonderful places to explore and to camp.

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settem
On 8/15/2019 at 8:55 AM, WI Outdoor Nut said:

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

 

Women trouble comes to mind as worse. 

I guess you got me there! :)

The rest of you not so much...

Stress is breaking down with multiple people on the boat.

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charlo slim

Sorry to be so long getting back on this. My Seafoam treatment did nada for the problem. Sooooo... I turned in my man card and took the beast in to the shop. Soon thereafter I left MT for Cordova AK fishing trip, still there in fact.  Shop called yesterday to say the engine is ready.  I’ll be back in MT around 1 Sept and will report back then on the diagnosis / fix. 

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67diesel

What'ja find out on your motor, Slim?

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charlo slim
37 minutes ago, 67diesel said:
On 8/14/2019 at 6:34 PM, settem said:

Well...

We are curious to know the outcome?

I’m leaning towards a bad power pack putting it in “safe mode”

Now that’s assuming it wasn’t overheating for some other reason...

Hope you got it running right!

There really isn’t much worse than boat trouble. 

What'ja find out on your motor, Slim?

Ah, just picked it up after return from AK. Thanks for reminder 🙄

 

Word from shop is that the motor was in “slow” mode, resulting from a failed power pack. Mr. Settem called it. Hate to admit I have no clue what a power pack is, but I gots me a new one now. Hopefully end of problem, though intend to give it a rigorous test run before gnarly weather during duck season. 

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sidepass
On 8/15/2019 at 6:05 AM, salmontogue said:

Disabled truck with a triple axle horse trailer, four horses included, can quickly ruin the best of days.

Myself couldn't think of anything worse except being on the side of a highway and it being 100 degrees out and miles from home. Damn ugly picture I just painted ,sorry.

 

One of the borders at our barn had his trailer start on fire on a highway about 3 miles from the barn. Got his horse out along with his dog and watched both his truck and trailer burn to the ground. He walked them to the next off ramp and up the road back to the barn .

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