1984 4hp evinrude throttle problems

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by natasha1, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. natasha1

    natasha1 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Brandon
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Idle rpms set too low is my swag.

    Memory says minimum 600 rpm in gear to prevent stalling.
     

  3. natasha1

    natasha1 Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense now. Thanks Brett.
     
  4. natasha1

    natasha1 Well-Known Member

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    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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  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    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