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12-13-2004, 07:59 AM
Just a quick question, I have a 1992, 200hp Evinrude engine that has been worked on by a marina. After getting it back, I noticed a lot of smoke. The smoke is white, and seems to be the heaviest as you first start it up. My brother- in-law told me to get hotter plugs. Any suggestions? The carbs have been rebuilt; it has new wires and plugs. ;?
12-13-2004, 08:13 AM
old two strokes always smoke most at startup. What happens in the two stroke oil settles to the bottom of the carbs and is being burnt off at startup. Not to worry it's norm.
12-13-2004, 08:21 AM
rickrave - 12/13/2004 8:59 AM
... '92 200hp Evinrude engine that has been worked on by a marina. After getting it back, I noticed a lot of smoke.
I bet they put a can of OMC Engine Tuner through her to decarb here. If so, a a phoncecall would confirm that, it will cause the white smoke for a while.
12-13-2004, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the information. For all of you out there that are willing to give your time and experience to new boat owners (used Boat owners) that donít know a lot, I thank you sincerely! My 1992 Sea Ox is proving to be very interesting. It was stripped when I bought it and Iím trying hard to get it sea worthy so I can do a little fishing. Thanks for all the help. If some of my questions seem simple or common knowledge, please consider the source. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
12-13-2004, 08:50 AM
I have a 1992 J200, same as your Rude with different stickers. She blows tons of white smoke every time I cold start her. And, as Reel-Rascals suggested, it's alot worse after I run a can of Bomb engine tuner through her. On cold mornings it is noticibly worse, sometimes making me feel like environmental enemy #1. After she warms up there is much less smoke.
That being said the motor is unstopable and runs like a top. It's stinky, loud, sucks gas and oil but it never fails to start and run like a scalded ape. Sometimes I get gealous of guys giving fuel economy number that are twice as good, talking about no smoke and quiet opperation but it all goes away when those same guys start talking about the new required software updates and how it's back in the shop again.
Bottom line is our power plants blow smoke by design. Low tech to be sure but as reliable as they come.
12-13-2004, 08:58 AM
ChemGuy, you donít know how happy that makes me feel. Yesterday I got my boat in the water after it sat in a marina for a few months. When I started it I was worried that the fire company would respond to the cloud I produced. When it warmed up it did sound better and the smoke did go away. When I got it up planning, it was the best feeling in the world. It did suck down some gas, but it was worth it. Thanks for the reassurance. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
12-13-2004, 09:20 AM
What size OX are you running? Great boat by the way. You've got to pay big $$$ to get a ride built like that these days. It is definitely worth a little love to get her looking good again.
For what it's worth: Im in a 22 foot Stratos CC and my motor likes to run at 4000 RPM. It's the best compromise between speed (~29 MPH) and fuel economy (~2 MPG). I have found I can get beter economy at lower speeds but the motor doesn't sound as happy and...well...it's slower. You might find that your hull requires a little different RPM but I bet you will be prety close to 4000 after you figure it out.
12-13-2004, 09:35 AM
ChemGuy thanks for the nice words for my Sea Ox. I grew up on the water on Long Island NY back in the 50s. As kids we lived on the water. Now as I reach the age where I can afford a boat and have the time, I realize itís been a while since I ran outboards. My Sea Ox was bought in NC from a swap shop. It was a stripped Drug confiscation. The hull is in great shape, and I thought I could fix up the insides. Iím still working on it. The boat is 21-23 feet long. It doesnít have a data plate. Itís a CC with a hard top. Iím getting excited thinking about using it this spring in NC (Sneads Ferry). :) :)
12-13-2004, 09:42 AM
You guys really took a load off my mind too. I have a '92 120 Evvie that coughs and smokes like a rubber fire when it cold starts; usually after sitting for a week or more. But once it burns off that oil it purrs like a cat and runs like a scalded dog. I have a 19" Key West and while I have no idea of it's actual speed I know it moves fast enough for me.
Don't know what I'd do without all you Salts that enjoy helping us newcomers. I've learned a ton from you in the last few months. Thank God for internet... :grin:
12-13-2004, 12:40 PM
;cool; As the owner of a 175HP Evinrude Ficht I am actually jealous of you guys with the carbed versions of these motors. My Ficht has had 3 complete powehead changes. I run only the specifed oil and use treated fresh fuel. As of yesterday, the Ficht was running perfectly well. Yes we were on the water for about 2 1/2 hours. Like I say, she is running really well now, but I am skeptical of how long this will last. These early Fickt models are virtually worthless because of the service history and lack of new parts available. Guess I will just run it until it quits and repower at that time. Just take care of those carbed motors and they will give great service for a long time. What will I replace my Ficht with? Try Honda, Suzuki or 4 stroke Yamaha. ;cool; :mad: ;cool;