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You most likely have a filter problem or fouled plugs. That could be why your boat motor is losing power. Solution: Replace the in-line fuel filter.
Check the Carburetor

If your outboard stalls whenever you drop it into idle, the problem usually lies with the carburetor. It might be something as simple as the carburetor idling screw needing a small adjustment, so check that first and adjust it if needed.

Stalling problems can be traced to: A spark plug fouled by fuel, carbon, dirt or oil on the electrodes may not produce a spark strong enough to ignite the air/fuel mixture and start your engine. A dirty flame arrestor/air box can cause your boat engine to stall. Remove the debris using carb cleaner and a wire brush.
Key Signs to Look For

You won`t have any trouble diagnosing the faulty regulator rectifier if the battery is the cause. You`ll note signs right away like poor starts, fluctuating meter readings, and dimmed headlights. around 13 volts, the bike will start to drain the battery.

Fuel Vein Blockage

Eventually the blockage can cause a complete stoppage of fuel going into the engine, therefore causing it bog down and stop. If you suspect you have a blockage, the best cause of action is to strip down the carburettor and blow down the fuel veins with an air line or air blower.

If the outboard is too low, it creates excessive drag, which cuts into speed and fuel efficiency. If it`s too high, the propeller tends to ventilate, losing its bite on the water and blowing out while turning and in steep seas.
FUEL problems are often the reason for a sudden shutdown. Check the filters and/or fuel/water separators, and make sure they`re not clogged. If you`ve recently started using gas with ethanol, it can act as a solvent to loosen gunk in the tank that can quickly clog the filter.
Common signs include reduced engine performance, black smoke coming from the exhaust, backfiring, overheating, or hard starting.
Engines usually stop suddenly only if they suffer from a lack of fuel or sparks . An engine that stops dead without prior warning has probably had a sudden ignition failure – although if it locks solid it`s more likely to have seized.
How many hours do boat engines last? Well-maintained inboard engines, inboard outboard engines (unless diesel), and outboards have a serviceable, average life of about 1500 – 2000 hours. If you`re looking at a gas-fueled marine engine close to or exceeding 1000 hours, inboard or outboard, proceed with caution.
2 things can cause this. An air leak before the primer bulb or the fuel pump check valves are leaking. Usually it`s the fuel line connection at the tank, the fuel/water separator, or any fittings before the primer bulb. Also always try to have the primer bulb facing upward.
Every boat owner is different and how far you decide to push your marine engine is in your hands. However, running your boat at Wide-Open Throttle is not bad for your engine and can even help clear out carbon build up.
Start the motorcycle and rev the motor to 5000rpm. Using the multimeter, test the same battery terminals again. You should receive a reading of 13.5 to 14.5 volts if your rectifier-regulator is functioning correctly.
First, make sure to disconnect the white wires and black wires from the bridge rectifier. You should get a resistance reading of around 97 ohms or as long as all resistance readings are approximately the same, the rectifier is good.
Power Tubes are generally at their best 1 – 1.5 years. Rectifier Tubes are generally at their best 3 – 5+ years.
By Rob Erlick. Engine RPM bog down occurs as the engine is loaded beyond its torque-producing capabilities. This occurs when engine RPMs are allowed to decay below the design specification. Bog down can occur during ground start, taxi, and the landing roll.
When a dirt bike bogs, it simply means it`s not getting enough fuel and the engine sputters or stalls at full throttle. There are two common types of bogging: lean bog and rich bog, distinguishable by how the bike sounds when you throttle. Lean Bog – Happens when there`s too much air and not enough fuel in the engine.
If a boat is 10-15 years old, 200-300 hours is most likely not enough. You would want to see that number closer to 500 or more for a boat of that age. Generally speaking, 1000 hours on a petrol V8 inboard putting out 350hp or more in a large sports cruiser (think 25ft or larger) has had a hard life.
For the motor without anti-cavitation plate, the top of the propeller should be 100mm to 150mm below the water. The optimal mounting height is affected by the specific conditions of a boat.
It could be dirty fuel and a plugged filter, a problem in the fuel pickup tube in the tank, water in the fuel that was getting past the Racor, an air leak or even a kinked or collapsed fuel hose.
Lean Bog – This is caused when there`s too much air and not enough fuel in the engine. You`ve probably experienced this bike acceleration problem when you run out of fuel on your motorcycle or if you`ve opened your airboxes. This feels like hitting the kill button on the engine for a second.
Often a faulty CDI unit will see intermittent or no spark on cylinders and may only breakdown when your engine warms up. Receiving voltage from the CDI unit the coil will amplify voltage and shoot it through to the spark plug. Faulty or damaged coils will have weak or no output.
2 things can cause this. An air leak before the primer bulb or the fuel pump check valves are leaking. Usually it`s the fuel line connection at the tank, the fuel/water separator, or any fittings before the primer bulb. Also always try to have the primer bulb facing upward.
Often a faulty CDI unit will see intermittent or no spark on cylinders and may only breakdown when your engine warms up. Receiving voltage from the CDI unit the coil will amplify voltage and shoot it through to the spark plug. Faulty or damaged coils will have weak or no output.

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I have a 99 yamaha f100 four stroke outboard. Problem I have is boat will acclereate fine get up on plane and after running for about a mob at wot will decell and only run around 4500 rpm. Then after coming back to idle will have a slight miss then run smooth and repeat every run. Changed the plugs and fuel filters alll oe yamaha has fresh oil timing belt is good any ideas will help or fuel psi spec. I am an ase master automotive tech so I know alot about engs. To me it feels like it’s running out of gas. Like the carb bows are full when I take off but then runs out after running wot. Any info will help
ANSWER : I have exactly the same problem with my Yamaha F100, have you got any solutions yet?

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I have a Kohler Condidant 5 Generator that will run as long as you hold the start button in. It dies when you let off. I have a harness for the remote switch but no switch – It also will start the generator when you cross the red and black wire and run as long as you hold them together. There are 3 wires to the main switch and 5 to the remote switch. Does the starter stay engaged the whole time you hold the start switch or does the computer release the starter once it is running? The Generator is producing electricity because I tested it while holding the start button. Some where is a wire that shold tell it to keep running. I have read online many descriptions of the same problem, most are told the board is bad so they replace it and still have the problem. Have not found a solution. Talked to a marine machanic today and he said he fixed his friends generator doing the same thing by running a bypass wire but he couldnt remember exactly what he did it was a long time ago. Can anyone help me. Thank you
ANSWER : The problem is either the ballast resistor or the starter bypass relay. The bypass relay should be part of the starter solenoid. I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly where the ballast resistor is located. It should be a physically fairly large resistor made of ceramic. It should be retangular roughly 1.5″-3″ long and 3/8″-1/2″ accross with a wire on each end. It could also be a coil of wire mounted on a phenolic board.
If you need more help just add a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I get the message.

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2008 Yamaha vx deluxe will only run about 30 mph
ANSWER : If the motor is reaching full revs look at the jet assemby for fouling or prop damage. If it is not reaching full revs get authorised mechanic to fix it, it will be cheaper in the long run.

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2006 Arctic Cat ATV dies after about 15 minutes of riding
ANSWER : It Sounds like your Stator is going bad.
I would have it checked/Diagnosed by a Local Shop.

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Garden tractor runs great for about an hour then acts like it isn’t getting gas. Pull choke out and runs a little more then flames out. Put new fuel filter on still does this. Is the high idle shutoff going bad? How do you check this? After setting for less than a minute will start up and run for about 5 to 10 min, and does it all over again
ANSWER : Have you checked the air filter, sounds like that may be dirty.

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1985 40 hp Johnson outboard wouldnt open up and
ANSWER : Sounds like your mix is off and it’s fowling the plugs. probably too rich. make sure the level in your carb bowls isn’t too high. Really sounds like you should clean and bench set your carbs. Especially if a plug change helps but doesn’t last, then it’s got to be your fuel mix, or maybe timing.

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