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engine cut out
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posted 10-14-2002 12:05 PM ET (US)
I finnaly got my "new" 1979 Mntauk with an 1979 80 hp merc. it runs rell up to 3/4 throttle. When I stab it past 3/4 she stalls. Any comments or suggestions?
posted 10-14-2002 01:21 PM ET (US)
I would say fuel related issue. Easy way to check is run with cowling off and arm yourself with a spraybottle full of pre-mix gas. When you are at the 3/4 mark and try and go faster try squeezing the fuel line bulb. If that does nothing, try spraying some gas in the carbs. If it bogs....you are getting enough gas and it is electrical. If it picks up(even briefly) it is fuel related.
posted 10-14-2002 02:08 PM ET (US)
I never heard of that B.S. but sounds like it would work great. I'd stay out of the line of fire in case it flashes back though!
posted 10-14-2002 02:13 PM ET (US)
Basically if it ios starving for fuel and you squirt it in...she'll nolonger be starving. If it is getting fuel it will bog like you added the choke. Yes....I would not keep my nose up to the carb even though I have never had one backfire.
posted 10-14-2002 03:56 PM ET (US)
I'm sorry I neglected to mention that she runs up to full throttle with no problems in nutral.
posted 10-14-2002 03:58 PM ET (US)
posted 10-14-2002 04:20 PM ET (US)
Well there is no load on it. Keep doing that and you won't have to worry about the engine much longer. NEVER rev an engine in neutral above 3k. Actually keep it under 2k.
posted 10-14-2002 05:00 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the tip, and the advise. I appreciate your advise and what this forum has to offer even for the a first time boat owner like myself. I'm glad I chose a Whaler.
posted 10-14-2002 05:38 PM ET (US)
Another thing to check is the timing linkage. If out of whack you may not be getting enough advance! A good "link and sync" on carbs and timing is like chicken soup... can't hurt! Go for it! Good luck.. Clark.. SCN
posted 10-16-2002 02:54 PM ET (US)
Don't forget to tighten up loose clothing and hair before you run without the cowel.
Clark sounds like he has the right idea.
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