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  1. Re: Every flange and joint in my boat has fine white crystals growing

    I never thought about that. For some reason the bulky cooling system on these are several metal sections isolated by several short sections of hose. I've got 3 engine zincs I believe, and that sure...
  2. Every flange and joint in my boat has fine white crystals growing

    Hey all, while this isn't specific to my twin screamin' jimmies, this is the second powerboat I've owned that has shown this - my 3 sailboats never. And it's getting worse.

    Like I say in my topic...
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    Re: Strange old Bf8A oil puking

    I get why they stopped making 2 strokes but man, they were so simple and lasted forever. You could pull that 1940 seagull outta grandpa's garage, give it fuel, a couple of pulls with the starter cord...
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    Re: Strange old Bf8A oil puking

    Today was a battle with it. Found corrosion around Intake that I sealed off with mouldable epoxy, poured some epoxy into the oil sump as extra sealant for the earlier putty repair. It completely...
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    Re: Strange old Bf8A oil puking

    Just goes to show that each job can be completely unique, and ordinary troubleshooting can't be replaced by tearing things apart. I ran it in a garbage can filled with water and watched the oil...
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    Strange old Bf8A oil puking

    Hey all, I was recently gifted a sailboat with a long neglected 97 Honda BF8A outboard. I took the motor home, cleaned the carb, replaced the coil and it ran really well. Took it back to the boat and...
  7. Re: Charging 3 different kinds of banks with 2 alternators.

    Got it. Thanks for your help.
  8. Re: Charging 3 different kinds of banks with 2 alternators.

    Hmmm, I thought that the current that will flow into a battery is a function of voltage - ramp up the voltage and the current will increase. Even a charged one? I thought that's how you overcharge a...
  9. Re: Charging 3 different kinds of banks with 2 alternators.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I too would prefer having all house functions off the 450AH battery bank, but presumably due to the PO's advanced age, he installed the new bank at the other end of the...
  10. Charging 3 different kinds of banks with 2 alternators.

    Hi all, I have a 40' trojan with twin 6-71 DD, and there are 3 different battery setups. First two are the stock system: 8D batteries, one for each engine but the port one is also used as a house...
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    starter motor running backwards?

    Hi all, so my merc 25 2 stroke starter was starting to give it up. I took it apart, and yup, the brushes were badly worn. Well, I have several generic brushes kicking around, so I simply pulled them...
  12. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    Got it. Engine works fine now. Thanks everyone for all your help.
  13. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    But where does the idle exit the behind the throttle plate? I cleaned the port from the float bowl to that location and it's definitely clear. I looked but didn't see an idle port in the carb throat,...
  14. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    I'll check that out tomorrow and make sure there's a clear passage through to the crankcase.
  15. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    I know, and can't figure out what might be causing it. Carb cleaned out, lots of fuel in float bowl, but idle too lean. Does anyone know how the idle circuit works on these carbs? I physically blew...
  16. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    There were only two flange gaskets and one was clearly not correct. This one was exactly the same as the old one but with the hole offset. On the carb side there's a slot leading away from the...
  17. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    After a little research I see it's an enricher solenoid. Does the same thing as the primer. So what I have is that unless I use the manual primer or electric enricher, it doesn't idle well and will...
  18. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    Hell and death. The new gasket I put on had the hole misaligned to the crankcase. It was like 1/4" off. I cut it out into a slot put it all back together and now it keeps the fuel bowl full. What a...
  19. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    Yes, I blew spray through all the passages to make sure everything was clear. I was aware that the carb gasket goes in only one way, and again it does work under high RPMS so the pump pulse is...
  20. Re: Running/idling issues 2004 25hp merc outboard

    I don't have a manual but the only carb adjust was right above the air horn, which I assumed was a mixture adjustment. Took it out for a run this morning and as long as I squeezed the primer bulb...
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