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    Default How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Hey guys what do you think? I think it's a bit rough. Thanks in advance!

    https://youtu.be/2W_bopGkF5k

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Missing like Nazi gold!

    Jeff

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    With the missing and the smoke, my guess is that you are running a little rich. Try a 1/8 CW turn on each of the carbs.

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Watching your video, your engine is doing the "EXACT" same thing at idle that mine is doing! I have adjusted the carbs to no end and they are "like new" inside and out. Please post your outcome if you figure it out. I plan on working on it some more today if the rain holds out.

    Does yours have a slight miss up to around 1900 RPM's as well? Or just a bumpy idle?

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Scott Bayes from Scott Bayes Marine adjusted mine. Adjusted timing and I think leaned it a bit. Here’s the end result. He’s worked on Mercs for ages / spe******t, and well known around here. I’m sure you could contact him on his website and ask him what he did exactly to my 60.
    Hers the after video. What a difference...

    https://youtu.be/G3jOyg4Uovk

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Quite a difference.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    That's a massive difference! That's how there supposed to sound at idle... I had a feeling it was something to do with timing as well. Looks like you're in a different country, so doubt they will be able to help unless they respond to emails? If I could talk to him for just a few minutes, I bet I could figure it out after that.

    Thanks for the reply and updated video!

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    You could send him an email or give him a call. Just remember the time zone.
    :-)

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    Default Re: How's my idle? 2008 60HP 3 Cylinder

    Thank you. I spent some time under the cowling and on the water today and I finally figured it out. Lots of things out of whack. I got it running much better. Just a little fine tuning and it will be perfect. I'll update my thread with the details.

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