Im new to the site. I recently purchased a used Evinrude 200 xp. It was not running when I purchased it. It does have good compression, and after a new power pack, it's alive. However, there are a few issues i need help with.
I did replace the water pump. and checked the t-stats. they seem to open correctly at 140 degrees. however, the quickstart feture would not disengage, and at idle, sometimes it will jump back to quickstart. I was not very comfortable with the lack of water flow from the heads. so I removed the poppet valves, and diaphrams. Now I have waterflow almost as good as a Mercury. I then grounded out the white with black stripe wire that controls the Quickstart feature.I now feel better about the coolant system. however, can someone tell me the pros and cons on doing this?
idle skip. or sneeze
The other issue is the idle. I have a skip,(sneeze-backfire) in the idle. it runs perfect at W.O.T. , But I can't figure out the skip. I have noticed I have a spark in the starboard top carburator at times. carburators seem to be clean. so i'm not sure which way to go on it.
I have done away with the oil side of the VRO and premixing 50:1. to me, just safer with an 89 model.
any ideas? please help.
seems to be a great motor. if I can get the bugs out. with a little help