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Hi, thats fine for the main. Make sure you dont...

Hi, thats fine for the main.
Make sure you dont develop any pressure
leaks at the connector for the aux engine
or overpressurize its small fuel pump
when connected. sounds good?
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Posted By BoatMech

You might want to put a valve on that second fuel...

You might want to put a valve on that second fuel line.
Ive seen some main engine fuel starving by sucking air
from the outboard connector when not plugged in.
: )
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Views: 23,311
Posted By BoatMech

Hi guys, the 1995 3.0 mercruiser did not have...

Hi guys, the 1995 3.0 mercruiser did not have any kind of
flow sensor that you would find like on an efi engine.
What it may have is a shift assist switch that momentarily
cuts the ignition to...
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Views: 983
Posted By BoatMech

As a marine engine mechanic i hear this question...

As a marine engine mechanic i hear this question a lot.

The auto shop guy can do the job but there are design
changes in marine engines that can and will cause you
endless greif and expense.
I...
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Views: 835
Posted By BoatMech

Good old evinrude, If you disconnect the remote...

Good old evinrude,
If you disconnect the remote throttle and try to
advance the throttle from the engine handle does the
magneto advance and actuate the carb follower?
sounds like maybe you have...
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Views: 922
Posted By BoatMech

Stern drive and inboard/ outboard are two terms...

Stern drive and inboard/ outboard are two terms that mean the same thing. Inboard mounted engine with stern drive.
The engine model is most likely an AQ 130 with the 270
model stern drive. It...
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Views: 922
Posted By BoatMech

The term for your propulsion is either stern...

The term for your propulsion is either stern drive
or inboard / outboard. Volvo Penta manufactured the
engine and drive unit. I am not sure why the early ones
had the Chrysler decal on them but...
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Views: 1,107
Posted By BoatMech

Are you thinking of gfi ground fault indicator?...

Are you thinking of gfi
ground fault indicator?

The kind you are supposed to use in the kitchen/ bath.
Probably a good idea.
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Views: 719
Posted By BoatMech

The fuel pump or filter mounted on the pump can...

The fuel pump or filter mounted on the pump can be weak or seeping vaccuum. A pressure/ vaccuum test of the assembly
will reveal the source.
The pump should hold 3-5 psi vac.
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Posted By BoatMech

Lets put a test light on the slave solenoid and...

Lets put a test light on the slave solenoid and stop with the sparks ok?
So if the slave passes current, change out the solenoid on the starter.
You are gonna have to pull it to change it out so...
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Views: 7,216
Posted By BoatMech

Dan has a real good point, a lot of repairs are...

Dan has a real good point, a lot of repairs are done without
looking into the exhaust. And as the shops are not able to mag them
many times they are presumed good. Freezing will crack them and...
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Views: 5,501
Posted By BoatMech

Have you ruled out the neutral safety switch? ...

Have you ruled out the neutral safety switch?
If you are hearing no clicking sounds at all from the relays, try
working the shift handle a little with the key in the Start
position. Just move it...
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Views: 1,297
Posted By BoatMech

I agree to the punch trick, just pop it enough to...

I agree to the punch trick, just pop it enough to get it moving.
The replacement plug screws are available and some even have
magnets on them now. good luck.
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Posted By BoatMech

the starter bendix is bad. engages but wont crank...

the starter bendix is bad. engages but wont crank the engine.
the starter gear is spinning on the shaft. it happens when the
starter is engaged but the engine is locked up from water
intrusion, ...
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Views: 8,408
Posted By BoatMech

What part of does not fit. did you get it in...

What part of does not fit.

did you get it in and it wont turn the motor over
or can you physically not get it in to place.
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Views: 1,211
Posted By BoatMech

there is a shorted relay in the electrical. ...

there is a shorted relay in the electrical.
disconnect the power to the trim fuse and check
the relays with an ohmmeter. replace the faulty relay.
check back for more info when you have them...
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Posted By BoatMech

Is it raised at all?? There is a trim limit...

Is it raised at all?? There is a trim limit and tilt involved here.
If it is not moving at all i would suspect it is a broken wire in the
control box. You must remove the handle to fix it but,...
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Posted By BoatMech

could be the coil. or it could be temperature in...

could be the coil. or it could be temperature in the engione compartment
too hot, or vapor lock, check the fuel lines and change the coil.
it sounds like you are on the right trac.
i dont think...
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Posted By BoatMech

I would recommend putting a timing light on the...

I would recommend putting a timing light on the #1 cyl lead
and see if you have intermittent spark.
bickfiring in the carb is generally a sign that you are running lean,
but it could be severly...
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Views: 1,944
Posted By BoatMech

with the cover off have someone advance the...

with the cover off have someone advance the throttle to the wot position
with the engine off. watch that the throttle plates open and that the
magneto advances with the lever. you will see that it...
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Views: 1,176
Posted By BoatMech

charge the battery and lube the bendix

charge the battery and lube the bendix
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Posted By BoatMech

ok lets get into it... the alternator is our...

ok lets get into it...
the alternator is our source of power to the pump when the engine
is running, energizing the relay. the relay is primarily energized from
the key switch and timed to stop...
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Views: 1,176
Posted By BoatMech

How many seconds will it crank before it quits? ...

How many seconds will it crank before it quits?
is it trying to start and throwing the bendix down?

does it just not crank.
check to see there is no water in the cylinders.
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Posted By BoatMech

the mag advance under the flywheel could be...

the mag advance under the flywheel could be sticking.
or some of the stator potting mix may be oozing on it and
causing it to stick.
Is it charging? does the tach work? can youb easily move the ...
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Views: 5,898
Posted By BoatMech

There should be an oil switch on the side of the...

There should be an oil switch on the side of the block. check those connections. the relay is energized with the key and then reverts to
alternator current. it could also be the alternator is not...
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