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Yamaha 90 carb adjustment
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posted 11-20-2002 10:16 PM ET (US)
1997 Yam 90. The Sealoc manual shows the pilot air screw as being 1.25 inches out. It lists this for the middle carb, the top and bottom are blank. It must be for all three, right? Trying to smooth the idle a bit. I have been told that a three inline wont idle as smooth a v-4, any truth to that?
posted 11-21-2002 06:27 AM ET (US)
Pop, each carb has idle/air adjustment needle valve (screw type)! I think you mean 1.25 turns (not inches) for initial adjustment which allows starting of the engine. Turning valve clockwise (CW) will lean the mixture (less gas) and counter CW (CCW) will richen (more gas)! Start with any carb and turn CW until engine runs rough, then back off CCW until same and then try to adjust to about midway or smoothest (a little richer is better than a little leaner). Repeat for the other two carbs! Oh yes, best for adjustments to be made with boat in water and in gear! Happy Whalin! Clark... SCN
posted 11-21-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)
That is pretty much the way I had it figured. Need to get my hands on a factory manual. Put the motor in a 200 gal. rubber live stock watering tank and have it running fairly smooth now. Sure beats doing it at the ramp, having to deal with boat wakes and such.
posted 11-24-2002 01:01 AM ET (US)
As gas tends to run downhill it is advisable to have the top carb slightly richer, the bottom carb slightly leaner, the middle carb in between. This can smoth your engine out considerably. Steve
posted 12-04-2002 10:48 AM ET (US)
Be careful that you have the fuel screw and not the AIR screw. All carbs are not the same. If it's a fuel screw then out will be richer and in will be leaner. If it's an AIR screw then it would likely be out for leaner (more air) and in for richer (less air).
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