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Bad/old gas Dirty fuel/water separator Dirty...

Bad/old gas
Dirty fuel/water separator
Dirty carb
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Go HERE...

Go HERE (http://12.2.215.22/pub/default.asp?SessionId=310fd15a445f42e0a8d4a35a5ef52640&Lang=EN) and find your model number engine and the part number for the lower unit. Then look in a range from...
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I think there is a Mercruiser service bulletin...

I think there is a Mercruiser service bulletin that addresses this problem. I know there are one or two that address "bogging". See if you can find it HERE...
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Ed, it looks like it didn't want you to say sea...

Ed, it looks like it didn't want you to say sea c-o-c-k-s. :)

If you boat is in a marina it might be someone else's problem that you are paying for.
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Get a large screwdriver, put it in the drain...

Get a large screwdriver, put it in the drain screw slot and whack the end of the screwdriver REAL hard. It will probably come loose. If not the heat will work as mentioned above.

I always put...
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SnoBowl toilet bowl cleaner.

SnoBowl toilet bowl cleaner.
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Could also be rain getting in through the carb,...

Could also be rain getting in through the carb, but my gut feeling is a bad exhaust manifold.
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One or both of the shift cables may be out of...

One or both of the shift cables may be out of adjustment, the lower shift cable may be bad, or switch interrupter switch may be bad or disconnected.

Disconnect the lower shift cable at the...
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I don't know about an OMC, but if my Mercruiser...

I don't know about an OMC, but if my Mercruiser was making that noise I would be thinking drive shaft u-joints and/or gimbal bearing.
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Some trim indicators are connected to the boat...

Some trim indicators are connected to the boat wiring harness using bullet type splices that slide inside one another. These are a common source of corrosion.
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This is an I/O, right? Sounds like the control...

This is an I/O, right? Sounds like the control cable. There's an upper and lower control cable. Take the engine cover off and watch the cables at the bracket that is bolted to the engine while...
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Tell me the horse power, or better yet the model...

Tell me the horse power, or better yet the model number, and I'll show you a diagram and part numbers.
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The shop gave it back to you messed up? Bring it...

The shop gave it back to you messed up? Bring it back to them and have them adjust it correctly. Sounds like they just set it up like the one that came off, installed it, and called it good. That...
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Does it lean to port? Some boats do that and...

Does it lean to port? Some boats do that and trim tabs are the answer. Other causes:
Full water tank
Full bait / live well
Battery bank
Saturated flotation foam below deck
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Is there a question in there somewhere?

Is there a question in there somewhere?
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Greg, you use an engine alignment tool (about...

Greg, you use an engine alignment tool (about $45-55) to make sure the forward engine mounts are adjust properly. It slips in through the gimbal bearing just like the drive shaft does. The trim...
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Typically you don't have to pull the engine to...

Typically you don't have to pull the engine to change the exhaust manifolds and heads. Normally you don't want to buy used exhaust components either, unless maybe they are low hours and fresh water...
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Do what Ed says, make your own tool. Then put it...

Do what Ed says, make your own tool. Then put it firmly in the slot and give it a real good whack with a hammer. 90% of the time a single blow will do the trick. In extreme cases you may have to...
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From my experience, most of the time water in the...

From my experience, most of the time water in the oil is caused by a problem in the exhaust, either manifolds, risers, or bad or missing flapper valves in y-pipes that can let a rush of water into...
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All the above advice is right on, well mostly. ...

All the above advice is right on, well mostly. Going to a stainless steel prop will eat up your zincs sooner and you will have to go to a different pitch with SS because aluminum props flex much...
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but what you...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but what you have there is a TON of work.

First I'll say DO NOT put a fin on a Force O/B. The plate you have to bolt it to is too thin and will probably break...
10-09-05, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Savannah Dan

Thanks Bob. I was thinking sanded because I read...

Thanks Bob. I was thinking sanded because I read somewhere that the sanded would look duller and look better with tile that was not shiny.

Another question about the grout. The tile I'm using has...
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Posted By Savannah Dan

Replace it with a piece of King Starboard.

Replace it with a piece of King Starboard.
10-08-05, 04:06 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm tiling a bathroom with...

Thanks for the reply. I'm tiling a bathroom with 6"x6" terra cotta look tile set 1/8" apart. How does this plan sound? Scrape and clean the concrete floor, use VersaBond thinset, sanded PolyBlend...
10-08-05, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Savannah Dan

Black glue under asbestos tile

Does all of the black glue have to come up before mortor and tile are put down? If so, how do I get the glue up? Thanks.
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