Tohatsu outbord problem

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Capt_Bob, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Capt_Bob

    Capt_Bob I Love microskiff.com!

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    A friend just purchased a 16' skiff w/ a 98' 40hp Tohatsu. It'll start right up but then just race like it's WOT. It will start without giving it gas or choke, but then it's off to the races. Any ideas will be appreciated.
     
  2. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    does it run wot then stall out :-/,each time ????
    -'tide
     

  3. aflatsnut

    aflatsnut I Love microskiff.com!

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    Is it tiller or remote?
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    High rpms at start can be caused by:
    Idle screw set too high
    or a malfunctioning choke solenoid
     
  5. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    I assume it is not a tiller engine. Take the throttle linkage loose under the cowl and see where the idle is without it being hooked to the controls.

    Better yet I would take it to a Tohatsu tech if I wasn't familiar with outboards.

    Best regards,
    Frank_S
     
  6. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    x2 -if its been sitting around for a long time -prolly has gummy carbawader :(