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    Re: Mercury 402 1971 no power under load

    They run surprizingly well on one cylinder !!----So do a compression test.-----Then check for spark on both leads.
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    Re: 1989 150hp foot cracked

    ???----Well----Any pictures of the damage ?-----If it was run with water as the primary lubricant this could be BIG $ repair.
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    Re: Cracking sound from 40hp etec

    I am not there to look.-----Perhaps these motors are so silent that you can hear the water hitting the water.-------Just another wild guess on my part !!
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    Re: Cracking sound from 40hp etec

    Have a look at the telltale and listen as it hits the water.
  5. Re: 1985 35HP Mercury need to change reed valves.

    Stop--------Do some trouble shooting.-----The reed valves rarely are the cause of this.-----Post the results of a compression test.----Check spark on BOTH leads.----Does it jump a gap of 3/8" or more...
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    Re: Canít get boat into neutral

    Motor has to be turning to get oil pressure to shift it.------Motor has to have ---TYPE-C ----gear oil marked for electric shift.-----Check lower unit for water in the gear oil.
  7. Re: Help with 1962 Merc 700 idling/running smooth

    It has to do with the amount of air pull through the motor.------After all , that air has the gasoline and the OIL to lubricate the motor !!!
  8. Re: 2000 J70plssd #3 cylinder dead has spark and excessive fuel

    Now you know for sure they are OK.----Something you did not know before the inspection.----Carry on with further trouble shooting till you find the issue with the motor.
  9. Re: 2000 J70plssd #3 cylinder dead has spark and excessive fuel

    Correct use a scope.-----I have a 3 cylinder block like that on hand with the sleeve rotated out of position.----Simple to check this.
  10. Re: Help with 1962 Merc 700 idling/running smooth

    Well with 30% difference a motor may run.----But not run very well.-----I won't elaborate but on a 2 stroke 30% difference will spell ---DISASTER ----after a while.
  11. Re: 2000 J70plssd #3 cylinder dead has spark and excessive fuel

    Check position of #3 cylinder sleeve.----Elaborate on this excess fuel in the bottom cylinder.----You are aware that there is an internal passage way that is designed to recirculate oil / fuel from...
  12. Thread: 1996 150 hp

    by racerone
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    Re: 1996 150 hp

    More information needed.------You are putting it back in nuetral ?----Waterpump and alarms are workimg ?-----Oil injection in service and working properly ?-----How long have you owned it ?
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    Re: Beware some carb gaskets.

    Years ago they said-------" the bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten "------But we live in an age where CONVENIENCE is king.---Click a button...
  14. Re: 1991 Johnson 150hp Fast strike no longer starting

    Did you check float bowls for warpage ?
  15. Re: Help with 1962 Merc 700 idling/running smooth

    Remove the wee bypass cover to look at piston / rings on # 3-----You have to split the distributor to clean / set the breaker points too.-----Careful with the plastic parts as they can be big $$...
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    Re: Merc 500 50hp 2 stroke

    That would be a 1964 model.-----It has 1 coil inside the belt driven magneto.-----Split the magneto and remove the bottom assembly.----Clean and set the points at 0.010".-----Careful with the plastic...
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    Re: Merc 500 50hp 2 stroke

    Well sparkplugs do not " make the spark "-----So see if there is good spark voltage generated by the coils.----Serial # ??
  18. Thread: Model Number

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    Re: Model Number

    How can any one help if you do not post a model #
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    Re: mercury 2+2 check valves

    No it would not.----First explain what trouble shooting if any has been done ?----Compression tested ?----Checked for strong spark ?------Made sure carburetors are clean ?-----Fuel pump diaphragm...
  20. Re: 1990 Evinrude 70 2-stroke losing power and dies while cruising

    Can you elaborate on what was different out on the lake today ?----What if anything did you do ?----Did nothing and now it runs fine ???
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