The Carolinas - 96 mercury 150 offshore bogging please help
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07-02-2012, 10:30 PM
I have a 1996 bayliner trophy with a 2 stroke mercury 150 offshore it is bogging when I accelerate what should I do to fix this? should I change the fuel filter? clean the carb? rebulid the carb?
Anchors Away Boatyard
07-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Our outboard mechanic is Mercury certified. He advises trying to squeeze the fuel bulb while the engine is bogging. If that seems to help, it is likely the lift/diaphram fuel pump. If that doesn't change things, it is likely a fouled carburetor. Never hurts to change the filters, but it probably won't fix this. Give us a shout if you need more. -- Chris. www.anchorsawayboatyard.com
07-03-2012, 12:37 PM
thank you I will try pumping the bulb next time im out and see if the fuel pump is the problem. really want to get this worked out was planing on taking my boat to the coast at the end of the month.
07-03-2012, 12:50 PM
Start the motor on the muffs at night with no lights around and pull the cover off the motor. Look for any electricity leaking around the potting at the ignition coils for each plug. (It looks like little blue lightning bolts arcing to the block)On my 95 merc the potting around the coils deteriorated and they were leaking elec which caused the motor to bog down at higher speeds.