Idle issues....

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by CaptainRob, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. CaptainRob

    CaptainRob Hell's Bay 17.8 Whipray

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    Having some difficulty with at Idle and low rpms? Once I get the rpm's up the boat runs like hell, but at idle and low rpm's the boat stalls out after about 15 seconds. I can get it to go if as soon as it starts I put it in gear and give it some throttle. I checked the fuel and the primer ball is hard and there is fuel getting to the outboard.
    I am thinking maybe needs a carb cleaning? Any ideas?
     
  2. Brett

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    Check your rpm's idling in forward gear. The idle setting may be too low.
    Memory says 650 to 700 rpm for a 2 cylinder 2 stroke.
    I'd be thinking of giving the carb a complete clean and rebuild too.
     

  3. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    X2 on the carb cleaning, especially if it used to run fine and nothing changed.

    Swamp
     
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