" A friend has just been given a boat with a 70 HP that has been stored for the past 7 - 8 years. It was run dry on the gas before it was stored.
The bill of sale showed it to be a 1989 70 HP model E70TLCEM S/N G022780216... It is supposed to have only 10 to 15 hours on it. This motor has VRO also.
After putting oil in the clyinders and changing the oil in the lower unit, no water in the lower unit, it fired right up. The motor was cold
natured and I had to keep chokeing it untill it warmed up. The water started to pee out shortly after the stat opened up.
The motor idled at what I thought was very high. About 1200 to 1500 RPM's, and it wouldn't idle down.
I checked the linkage to see it I could idle it down but didn't see any adjustment screws. The roller was against the cam and where the arrow is, so I backed off the cam to make sure that the butterflies were closed. I looked in the front of the carburetors to check that also and the looked closed. I didn't see any low speed mixture adjustments either. Did I overlook something????
The high speed idle wasn't the smoothest, but wasn't bad. As if the mixture adjustment needed tweeking a little.
Where is the high RPM's coming from, a air leakage some where. I think it's time for a after market manual.
How do I tell if the auto oiler is working OK other than it's smokeing a lot.
Cayce, SC "