Check this out folks!
Just because you purchase a new motor don’t think all is clear!
Manufactures are people just like you and I.
And we all have good and bad days.
This is a brand new carburetor bowl, and as you can see there will be a problem!
It’s just a matter of when? Once that piece of metal flakes off, who knows what issues it will cause… and when. Hopefully not right after your manufactures warranty expires.
This is another reason to do regular maintenance to inspect your motor for any possible actions that might leave you “STUCK”
Depending on whose numbers you believe, anywhere from 70-percent to
80-percent of all outboard motors sold are four-strokes. So does that mean two-stroke outboards rate second best?
The answer is that it depends.
For many years, two-stroke outboards suffered a reputation as fuel-slurping, dirty-exhaust motors. This has changed and most of the bigger,
When A Memory is a BAD Thing
Your outboard water pump is a two-stage pump containing a rubber impeller.
At low speeds ,the pump operates as a full displacement Friction pump. At higher speeds, the impeller blades bend back under the increased water pressure and the pump becomes a centrifugal action pump.
In the photo you can see on the right side the impellers have blades that have developed a memory from sitting in the housing for an extended period of time, they have lost their blade tension and this will result in low pump pressure at lower RPM or slower speeds of operation.
You will see water exiting your motor ” BUT ” you may be running it in the upper range of operating temperature.
It’s a good idea to replace your water pump every two years, even more
We keep in tune with what people say about the E-TEC outboard motors. Stone and Sons Marine has been an Evinrude/ Johnson warranty repair station since 1968. Stone & Sons does not sell motors, we only repair them, along with every other brand. We know E-TEC outboards…PERIOD. We have had a number of E-TEC’s come through our shop since they came out in 2004. Most of them have been in for general maintenance. We have done some major warranty repair on a hand full of models but in almost every case, the issue was either angler or design issues and could have been
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