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  1. Thread: Old boat

    by justaspark
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    possibly an avalon its 60 s vi

    possibly an avalon its 60 s vintage anyway
    restored it cant be worth alot you must have lots of time/money lol
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    make sure you get non resistor

    make sure you get non resistor type wires for that old outboard its ignition is not very hot
    resistor type wires will change spark amperage
    output
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    it should be at wide open thro

    it should be at wide open throttle with safety neutral engaged with a fully charged battery
    all plugs removed with a test wheel or prop
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    is the battery charged?is the

    is the battery charged?is the safety neutral switch compressed?
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    tony i suggest using factory m

    tony i suggest using factory manufactured paint due to its properties it may cost more but it will last longer than auto paint in marine applications
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    you can test the sending unit

    you can test the sending unit before you install it by moving the float arm and watching the guage
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    wear on cable brackets and gui

    wear on cable brackets and guides changing the original settings for timing/shifting.vibration could have loosened the hold down bracket.
    use lock tight on the worn bolt(s) to prevent them from...
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    "or the idle speeds set to hig

    "or the idle speeds set to high/shifter linkage worn due to age/use,fishing line on prop shaft,or old age."
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    shifter /throttle linkage adju

    shifter /throttle linkage adjustment possibly
  10. it most likely overheated or r

    it most likely overheated or ran out of oil
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    "before a power pack i would t

    "before a power pack i would try to rule out all
    other possible causes of spark failure,and recheck my tests.here are a few to reconsider:
    the main engine grounds /coil grounds,condition of...
  12. Thread: Winterize

    by justaspark
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    yes any time your going to sto

    yes any time your going to store/winterize boat.
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    it may break away somemore wit

    it may break away somemore with vibration older magnets were replaceable but since 1988 when i graduated from mercury things may have changed. i look at it this way. im out 5 miles and really dont...
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    "dont want to run carb cleaner

    "dont want to run carb cleaner with the premix it changes premix calculation drasticly.lowers oil [email protected] compression.not to mention octane rating.timing and throttle syncronization could be...
  15. correction on flwheel bolts fo

    correction on flwheel bolts for that application it has possible sheared flywheel key.1999j90pleeb was the last model i dealt with that sheared all the bolts on the flywheel because the previous...
  16. he sold you a powerpack instea

    he sold you a powerpack instead of dealing with overheat problem.back firing usually causes flywheel bolts to break instead of doing internal damage.omc flywheel bolts designed to break first.careful...
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    "dont have a picture fuel pump

    "dont have a picture fuel pump on engine.sorry.starting fluid washes out viscosity in cylinder therefore losing compression in cylinders.check primer bulb,if its hard to pump it schould be...
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    "low speed still clogged,impro

    "low speed still clogged,improper timing,broken flywheel key,fuel/oil ratio incorrect,water in fuel,vaccuum leak in crankcase,shifter/carb syncronization incorrect.usually strip carbs of all rubber...
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    anything to prevent the water

    anything to prevent the water from flowing to the heads is detrimental.relief holes .excellent idea.
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    "we can argue this point till

    "we can argue this point till the cows come home but the facts are 10 billion loss to manufacturers due to warranty work due to thermostat failure.new powerheads,hours of labor billed to who?marine...
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