Thanks for that Mike !
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Thanks for that Mike !
Does anybody have the Honda part number for this fitting ?
Yes, there is another thread which covers it.
will see if I can find it
Thanks for the help all !
It was a loose ground wire....
Motor starts up fine, neither the remote switch nor the engine mounted switch will operate the tilt trim now.
There is power going to the unit, but I think there most be a corroded wire or...
Sometimes when the motor is at idle or stopped and you hit the trim switch
all you get is an electrical squeal. (no lift)
When engine is powered up the trim switch seems to activate...
I had the same problem, disconnected the trim sensor and it stopped.
don't really know why you need this feature anyway ?
Your thermostats might be corroded with salt.
suggest open it up and replace them to begin with.
do you flush with fresh water ?
I think Tohatsu Guru explained it in great detail, after reading the thread I would not use synthetic in my outboard.
what kind of rpm's are you getting at WOT ?
this will help determine if you have the right pitch/diameter prop.
Yup, dumb question:o
Thank Mike !
what years did honda make the bf45 ?
would the performance on a low hour motor be similar to a BF50 ?
Thanks for the advice guys
Sorry to pain you all once more, but this is ongoing.
I spoke with the mechanic and he advised Honda's are notorious for corrosion
and rather than take a chance at breaking something on an older...
I would try dropping to a smaller diameter prop, your dealer should have a variety of different pitches and diameters.
try an 11x13 and see if that fixes your problem.
you should get 5800-6000 rpms...
If its a carbed model, hopefully the service tech drained the bowls before it was put to bed.
thats the biggest problem with these , gummed up jets and passages.
if she's a rough runner after it...
I would be inclined to check the oil levels first.
if all is good, charge up the battery and fire it up.
from the model year I assume it is fuel injected and not carbureted ?
Take the hose off , it's only secured with a wire spring clip.
go to your local marine shop and get them to cut you a piece of bulk tube.
I went with a clear yellow.
On occasion I have pushed my engine up to 5800 rpms with the stock prop, getting about 30mph on my 16' runabout.
Somehow it doesn't feel safe to run the motor at this speed for any length of time....