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#1198427 - 02/24/09 12:42 PM Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.??
imograss
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I'm looking for an outboard mechanic close to my area. I live in Hickman County. I have a 2001 Mercury 25M tiller handle that will not run full throttle. It just started this recently and only does it after the first 10-20 minutes. I have changed my tank and line , plugs with the same results. I'm afraid where ever I take it will sim ply hook it up to a hosepipe start it and tell me it's fine. You can't tell it unless its under a load and it will nearly kill the engine unless you back off the throttle or choke it. It must be something remotely simple, like fuel pump or something in the carb. I just don't want to do more harm than good by tearing into it myself. Any thoughts?
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Tim
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#1198526 - 02/24/09 01:55 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: imograss]
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The carbs need cleaning. The local machanic here charges 125 dollars so I do it myself if the engine will run. Here is what you do. First get a bottle of carb cleaner I use chem 12 you can buy it at wallmart. Then I start the engine with the engine running take the fuel line loose from the tank, it helps if you have allready loosened the clamp. Then stick the line inside of the carb cleaner, let it pick up the cleaner till it kills the engine. Reattach the fuel line and pull your spark plugs out of the engine because you have to pump the rest of the cleaner that is left in the line through the carbs and out threw the spark plug holes while you turn the engine over. It helps if you squeeze the bulb while you choke the engine as you turn it over. Once you smell the gas coming threw put your plugs back in and your done, just saved your self 125 dollars.
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#1198530 - 02/24/09 01:57 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: BigGame]
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Oh I forgot to mention, make sure you get the liguid carb cleaner, not the spray. It says to add it to the tank but I find this way alot more affective.
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#1198540 - 02/24/09 02:04 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: BigGame]
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THANKS!
I will definately give that a try. The only 2 things I could figure out would be dirty carb or fuel pump. But it will start and run. Thanks for the info.
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#1198599 - 02/24/09 02:12 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: imograss]
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Not a problem. I hope that takes care of it for you.
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#1198679 - 02/24/09 02:38 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: BigGame]
imograss
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it's a pull rope starter, sounds like I need another hand. Just a recap, stick the end of the fuel line inside the carb cleaner jug and let run (in idle or full throttle?) until it dies.Remove plugs and crank (in my case pull) and the engine turning over should flush most of the carb cleaner from the engine. Hook the line back up and re install the plugs and hopefully its fine. Is this correct?

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#1198811 - 02/24/09 04:03 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: imograss]
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I will add that it's a 2 stroke. Do I run any kind of major risk by doing this?
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#1199248 - 02/24/09 07:37 PM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: imograss]
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Staffords Marine in Waverly
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#1199907 - 02/25/09 06:35 AM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: Goose Thumper]
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My motors are two stroke as well. If the engine will idle then let it till it kills the engine. If it wont just give it enough throttle to keep the engine running till it dies.
I have had to do this three or four times over the last thirty years and havent had a problem. The last motor that needed it was a 18 horse evinrude windspeed that would not run at all,it had not been run in thirty years and I just inherited it. So I took it to Staffords marine and he charged 147 dollars to clean the carbs and put a carb kit in it. If it would have run I would have done it myself.


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#1200041 - 02/25/09 07:55 AM Re: Outboard mechanic near Hickman Co.?? [Re: BigGame]
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Greatly appreciated. i just wanted to make sure I understood correctly.
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