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04-25-2018, 04:56 PM
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Posted By timebandit

Did you replace the fuel pump diaphragm? This a...

Did you replace the fuel pump diaphragm? This a 2+2 engine and it is very important the that the fuel pump is in perfect working order. And DO NOT set the top two idle needles on the hose muff by...
08-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,756
Posted By timebandit

That is what I heard about them. 700 hours on...

That is what I heard about them. 700 hours on average. They never make it to a 1000. Only on 300 and 350 motors. The 250 seems to be fine.
08-19-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By timebandit

What makes you think that the 4 stroke will run...

What makes you think that the 4 stroke will run at 15% either? It won't. As of this posting anyway.
The manufactures have already made that quite clear.
08-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,011
Posted By timebandit

I cannot find a "BC". Only "BG". The 558BG only...

I cannot find a "BC". Only "BG". The 558BG only appears in '74, 5, and 6.

The ign. could either be standard or MagnaPower I. Both had points. The MagnaPower II was used with an amplifier/sensor...
08-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,011
Posted By timebandit

What are you trying to fix? The engine won't...

What are you trying to fix? The engine won't start? Won't crank?
Or the choke won't close? Use a jumper wire to the choke terminal and the battery positive.
Unscrew the nut from the key switch and...
08-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By timebandit

How can I talk you out of this purchase?. ;?...

How can I talk you out of this purchase?. ;? What do I have to do.
Cross your fingers. 300 hours is usually when they quit beacuse of bad fuel rails.
08-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By timebandit

:nono:I would rather you did not buy this boat....

:nono:I would rather you did not buy this boat. Or only pay the hull value. 225 Optimax's had too many problems to list in those years.
07-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By timebandit

You mean P/H the base gasket.

You mean P/H the base gasket.
07-30-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By timebandit

I think you are missing a water PSI gauge for...

I think you are missing a water PSI gauge for starters.
07-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,586
Posted By timebandit

The hole will fill the cowl with exhaust and...

The hole will fill the cowl with exhaust and water and the motor runs like crap or quits. Plug it with JB weld and run it until craps out. You already have too much money tied up in it IMO.
07-29-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,586
Posted By timebandit

Merc already has a bad rep. They have for...

Merc already has a bad rep. They have for decades. You don't expect that to come from Yamaha. Or the BB HPDI problems ,either. That what annoys everybody. If Merc does that, everyone thinks is normal.
07-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,586
Posted By timebandit

I don't bash Yamaha's. I probably spend more time...

I don't bash Yamaha's. I probably spend more time bashing Verados. I would buy another Yam tomorrow if had the money.
07-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By timebandit

That part can't possibly be $300. That would have...

That part can't possibly be $300. That would have been all I needed to hear. No matter what the wrench time was.
07-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,586
Posted By timebandit

Ouch. :( Not to bash, but this is becoming a...

Ouch. :( Not to bash, but this is becoming a widespread issue with exhaust corrosion.
6 years old, too. ;?
Unreal.
07-22-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,460
Posted By timebandit

I was about the suggest that you check the ign....

I was about the suggest that you check the ign. system. That will give the illusion of being flooded.
07-17-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,129
Posted By timebandit

UL18V plugs? Get a timing gun and clip it to the...

UL18V plugs? Get a timing gun and clip it to the plug leads to see if the spark cuts off.
It still may not run, anyhow if the spark is weak.

120 compression in every hole,too.
07-15-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,808
Posted By timebandit

The slot/hex screw on top of the pump is the...

The slot/hex screw on top of the pump is the bleeder.
07-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,808
Posted By timebandit

There is a bleeder screw on the pump. A small...

There is a bleeder screw on the pump. A small Phillips screw. Loosen that and run the engine on mixed gas. Oil will come out if the pump is running. The manual tells you to pop the oil control rod...
07-04-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By timebandit

Just use the relays. I did this in my old C/C...

Just use the relays. I did this in my old C/C commander. Very easy to piggyback into the down stations switches from the back. Change the one connection from the bridge switch to the relay coil and...
07-04-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By timebandit

No. 4.0 does.

No. 4.0 does.
07-01-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,917
Posted By timebandit

That looks like the stbd coolant sensor. Why is...

That looks like the stbd coolant sensor.
Why is that unplugged?
07-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By timebandit

Must be something in the computer. ;? Probably...

Must be something in the computer. ;? Probably the low oil sensor is stuck.
Merc's are always hung high. Probably a spun hub.
06-30-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By timebandit

91-85=6 So the differential pressure is wrong....

91-85=6
So the differential pressure is wrong. Has to exactly be 10 PSI.
Any fuel mist out of the air side is not good. One of the diaphragms is leaking. Or, fuel is blowing by the injector...
06-29-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,358
Posted By timebandit

You check the leads in pairs, right? Not each to...

You check the leads in pairs, right? Not each to ground. No shorts to ground or between the pairs either.
This looks like the module is bad. Beacuse you find anything wrong with the trigger.
06-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By timebandit

What did you set the float height too? One of...

What did you set the float height too?
One of the CDM's may be failing. (dropped cylinder)
The top plug does not make noticeable difference at idle on this engine. Make sure the coil is hot.
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