Jhonson 60hp oil injected ? plugs and oil injection? ADVICE NEEDED

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by team salmon, May 4, 2009.

  1. team salmon

    team salmon New Member

    O.k. this is what I'm needing some guidence with - first I've only had my pontoon about 2mo.- I've had it on the water about 1/2 doz times - first thing I have learned is that from the time I start it till I put it back on the trailer the vent cap has to be open to keep it from pushing fuel and flooding it - here is what else I've somewhat heard and I need to see - I just changed the plugs and the book says the gap should be .03inch - the plugs that were in it had anywhere from .04 to .045 - the boat runs great when it gets to speed but has problems starting sometimes - can the incorrect gap be part of that problem - also I just replace the fuel line and the piece that connects the fuel line to the motor - I baught a jhonson piece but the old one almost looked like the hole that the fuel is to run thru was a little bigger - the new one fits much tighter than the old - could this also be part of the starting issue - the last thing I would like to know is should my line for the oil injection also be disconnected while the boat is out of the water and not in use - any thoughts or advice would be greatly appriciated - if there's anything anyone else can think of that I should try also please let me know - thank you oh ya, I haven't had it out on the water since I've made these repairs but I just want to have an idea of what else to look at if this doesn't help resolve the situation:confused2:
  2. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

    warrenton misso
    leave the oil line connected,,, you dont want any oil to get in that line!! the dia of the fuel line isnt too imporyant on a 60hp, is it a butterfly choke or an enricher system?...the omc carb motore will ALWATS start easier-quicker when the motor is trimed all the way DOWN.

  3. dieselcat

    dieselcat New Member

    Washington, Mis
    Not that you can't get the help you need here,but there is a sit [iboats.com] that has a ton of help on outboars and general boating questions.it's free to join and has a ton of boating forums.hope this helps.