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Just to let you all know, I don't know it all. I can and will try to give you all the benefit of what I've learned and experienced through my work as a marine tech.

I do appreciate any and all constructive advice concerning members issues with their outboards, as I'm sure the members do also.

Giving complete details helps tremendously. Engine make, model, horse power, and details, as close as you can describe, of your problem.

Thank You,

Bob
 

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I have a question. I have a 1965 65hp Mercury with out tilt/trim. Would I be able to add tilt/trim to it now? I mean, would I have to try to find some OE equipment or would I be able to use some of the newer aftermarket stuff? Thanks in advance for your time.
 

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Thomas, you might want to post a little more info on your motor. That way Bob could help ya out easier when he sees post.
I did the same thing only worse when asking a question the first time.
 

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Thomas, Try to find the kill switch wire and disconnect it near the power pack. Then try it. If you've still got no spark to either plug, then it could possibly be the power pack.

I know you've got a later model engine, but for others that might read this, please give your year.

How's the new job going?
 

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BobPaul, I have an evinrude 15hp in the 70s. While out today it started bogging down and then stopped. after a bit it restarted and ran fine for a bit and did it again. It has fresh gas, New Carb, new Fuel pump. Havent checked the plugs, but i did notice one of the Coils has a crack in it. Is this what is causing my trouble? Thanks Paul
 

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Was your gas tank vent open fully?

As far as ignition problems go, you could be having one also. You need to find out if your losing spark. Try duplicating the problem at the dock, then check for spark at the plugs.
 

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My motor is a 1997. Well they let me go after I worked two weeks. They said I didn't seem "long term". I think it was because I almost blacked out of the trainer.

Thank Bob I will try that in the morning and see what happens.
 

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I thought that too, but i checked it when it was happening. I would bet the coil because it did act like one cyl wasnt working. I will do somemore investigating This engine is new to me I traded a perfect 6hp and 350 bones. , guess i just need to take it back to the shop and talk with him about it, It was suppose to have been gone thru already. Ive only run it 4 times since i bought it.
 

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as most of ya all know B/P has helped out many members. he saved me hundreds of bucks in labor by diagnosing my clutch problem. i ended up putting a new clutch and pinion gear in it and its been running fine for a few weeks now.

nice pic there B/P. thats a nice fish.
 

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I thought that too, but i checked it when it was happening. I would bet the coil because it did act like one cyl wasnt working. I will do somemore investigating This engine is new to me I traded a perfect 6hp and 350 bones. , guess i just need to take it back to the shop and talk with him about it, It was suppose to have been gone thru already. Ive only run it 4 times since i bought it.
Replace BOTH coils, and save the good one for an emergency repair.
 

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i think before this section gets too far along that it would be benifecial
to all and especially for bobpaul so he doesn't have to repeat answers to question that have allready been asked earlier,
to start your question out with the title above starting with make and size
year next if you could and then suspected problem.


whattaya think???

if any info isn't right in the title they can later be edited with the help of a mod. meaning after the answer or problem is solved and it wasn't the carb but instead the spark then maybe have the title changed.


just a thought....
its better to start with some kind of uniformity now then play catch up later. :rolleyes:
 

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The shop can diagnose the coils to be sure it's the problem. I've seen coils with cracks that work just fine.

I'm not saying it isn't the coil, but be sure. If you replace them and still have the problem, most places won't allow returns of ignition parts.
 
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