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1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems (Read 746 times)
TidalGuide
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1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems
Mar 26th, 2012 at 8:13pm
 
I just bought this outboard and am running her on a bracket in a bucket of water. When she is out of gear, she starts up ok, but she shuts down when I decrease the throttle.

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Where she cuts off
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All and any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: 1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems
Reply #1 - Mar 26th, 2012 at 8:35pm
 
Idle rpms set too low is my swag.

Memory says minimum 600 rpm in gear to prevent stalling.
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Re: 1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems
Reply #2 - Mar 26th, 2012 at 8:44pm
 
Makes sense now. Thanks Brett.
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Re: 1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems
Reply #3 - Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:10pm
 
Ok, 1 more question. This is what the cooler water looked like after I ran her. I think it's because my choke broke and the engine keeps flooding while running.  I am not familiar with older model outboards so this is a learning procee for me.

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Re: 1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems
Reply #4 - Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:28pm
 
That's what a 2 stroke leaves when run in a bucket.
Same results of a carbed 2 stroke whether 2 hp or 200 hp.

You've got about the easiest outboard to work on right there.
Get a carb kit and rebuild that carb. It's fun and it'll make a big difference.

http://www.crowleymarine.com/johnson-evinrude/parts/44474.cfm
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