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  1. how to connect kicker to main steering control 1991 40 hp

    1991 merc 40hp long leg
    1979 lund 16ft alum


    i am thinking of adding a small kicker (size unknown) to my boat. How hard is it to have the steering interconnected? what size motor would i...
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    Re: quicksilver controller 4 pin harness

    that makes because the remote controller has a buzzer but why does this wire also continue to the console via the 4 pin harness?
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    quicksilver controller 4 pin harness

    Quick question:

    I get that the purple is +12 volts, the grey is the for the tach and the Black is GND. Why is the tan/blue striped wire in this harness. Does it go to a guage or to my main boat...
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    Re: No top end under load

    I'm going to strip the carb again...hopefully it helps. I've never messed with the timing and nothing is binding. Its weird b/c it stopped running at WOT while I was in WOT. I can see fuel going into...
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    Re: No top end under load

    that makes sense about the straw analogy. carb was clean when i took it apart. however I still cleaned a blew out everything. new gaskets all around. I have a gut feeling it could be the timing. But...
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    Re: No top end under load

    Jeff the carb has been cleaned and new parts. fuel pump too. I'm new to this but if it can be rev'd high in neutral how can it be a fuel problem?
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    No top end under load 1990 20hp

    Mercury 20hp 1990

    No power @ WOT. Bogs right down. Motor starts everytime, idles great and trolls fine. But when opened up starts sputtering. Here's the thing...in neutral the motor will rev up...
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    Re: Impeller

    thanks Jeff. Just learning as I go along
  9. Thread: Impeller

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    Impeller

    is it normal for water to fill into your leg? Not the lower leg. I think water is by passing by my impeller and filling my leg. water is coming out my drain hole and support structer. have pissing...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    diaphram is brand new. compression is the same in both.
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    UPDATE!!!

    1) Took the carb off and put in a new kit. Carb was clean and so were the gaskets. Fuel pump was too. New parts all around.

    2) Changed the two ignition coils. So now new coils and...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    well that didn't take long. ran for most of the day then when i pulled up anchor beyond sunset no start. gotter going but again no trottle. guess i know what i'm doing tomorror...coils & carb kit :(...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    Sorry Jeff they are catch and release. Thank-you for all your help. Hopefully I won't need it for a while.

    Keith
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    UPDATE...I went to the parts guy after work today and pick up a carb kit and plug leads b/c I thought they were suspect. Changed the leads and wouldn't you know it problem gone. When I removed the...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    no difference guess i'll change the coils tomorrow. Went by the shop today and found out my motor was actualy built in 1990. Thanks seller for miss informing me.
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    redid a compression check properly this time (throttle open) and it came back the same on both cylinders. while doing i noticed a fuel line had shaken lose out of one of the cylinders. going out on...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    how could it be a coil if i am getting a spark? Pardon my ignorance I'm new to this. Last night I had the motor running with only one plug at a time.
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    my bad. it is 1990 20hp mercury long leg tiller. it also has an electric start that is not currently connected to a battery but leads are isolated
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    UPDATE ... just drop the boat in the water to giver a go. As expected nothing changed. Brought it home (river's about 2 mins. away) to check the cylinders and do the compression. No water in the...
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    Re: Help me with my mercury 20hp

    i will do that. i did do an ohm meter test on the coils but a mechanic said that an resistance test can be misleading. one coil did have way more resistance than the other. i do not think i can swap...
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