Full throttle?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by daniel-delarosa, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    does it hurt to run a motor at full throttle? I have a 35hp Force 2 stroke, it smokes alittle if i have the throttle maxed out. is that normal?
     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    As long as the engine stays within the manufacturer's recommended RPM range, there shouldn't be a problem.

    However, there's little doubt that running around at full throttle causes more wear on an engine than running around at half-throttle, so I sure wouldn't do it all the time.
     

  3. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    Thats the bad thing, I dont have a tach to see what RPM I'm running at.
     
  4. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Be sure it's smoke, not steam
     
  5. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    how do i do that? and what does it mean if it is steam?
     
  6. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    My 2 stroke does the same thing. Mine is smoke tho.
    Bill
     
  7. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Steam will dissapate quickly and not smell much. Smoke lingers with a blue haze.

    When was the last time the water pump was changed?
     
  8. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    I haven't changed it. I have had it for about a year. The guy I bought it from probably never changed it either. The reason he sold it to me (for half of what he was asking) was because he could't get it started one day when he was planning of going fishing. He said he picked at it for a few days and gave up. The first thing I did when I got it home was pull the carb and soak it in ChemTool and drain the fuel tanks. That thing busted right off the first time!
    How hard is it to change a water pump? I am clueless when it comes to outboards.
     
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  10. Mr.T

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    There's not much to it. But you need to buy a service manual for your motor if you're going to do any maintenance on it. Look for Clymer or SELOC brand service manuals at your local boat dealer, marine store (Boater's World, etc.) or online.

    You can buy the parts to replace the water pump online and save a good chunk over buying them from the local parts dealer - there are web sites with full parts diagrams that make it easy to find what you need; search Google for them. Buy the full water pump service kit that includes the housing and gaskets, etc. -- don't buy just an impeller.
     
  11. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Well, you got your answers. Go do it.