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Forum: Outboard   06-20-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By sgjfrods
Hello, I tried to start it again at the...

Hello,

I tried to start it again at the weekend, the engine started up, but I have not been able to start it with the choke, as soon as I pulled the choke the engine stalled and I cannot get it...
Forum: Outboard   06-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Tohatsu 5 hp 2 stroke outboard fuel problem

Thanks a lot for your replies. Is it fairly common to have a gravity fed system? I can't seem to see a fuel pump! I have removed a hose from the car and squeezed the bulb and fuel was flowing, so...
Forum: Outboard   06-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By sgjfrods
Thanks for your help, it looks like there are two...

Thanks for your help, it looks like there are two systems one with a pump and one gravity. I am just using gasolineand oil mix? It seems like the fuel clock is on the tank not on the motor, which...
Forum: Outboard   06-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By sgjfrods
Tohatsu 5 hp 2 stroke outboard fuel problem

Hello,
I am pretty new to outboards. I was aiming to start the outboard after a long time standing. I put fresh fuel and oil (1:50) in the external tank primed it with a few squeezes with the...
Forum: Outboard   06-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha f4a outboard stalling

Paul, I have checked all the carburettor/hoses and they all seem good, can the symptoms I have described not be explained by a dirty carburettor alone?
Forum: Outboard   06-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha f4a outboard stalling

Thanks, please let me know if you need any more
Forum: Outboard   06-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha f4a outboard stalling

Thanks Paul, it seems like mine has a different problem than the 2 stroke. I don't know if I forgot to mention that Mine is a 4-stroke also mine will not ever run smoothly and will rev-up and stall...
Forum: Outboard   06-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha f4a outboard stalling

Thanks for your reply, however, I'm unfamiliar with some of the terminology that you have used (apologies).

I can see two things that can alter the carburettor. The throttle cable and the choke...
Forum: Outboard   06-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By sgjfrods
Yamaha f4a outboard stalling

My 4hp yamaha f4a outboard will fire up with the choke out fine, once it is running it is not very responsive with the throttle and will rev up uncontrollably and then when the choke is pushed in it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Yes my thermostat appears to be working correctly then :) thanks.

I can get it going with the choke pulled out and after a while it wants to stall I can stop it stalling by revving it up.

If I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Okay I've replaced the thermostat and it's fixed it! Thanks for your help! The tell tale stream should be constant whether the engine is cold or warm right?

Another problem I'm havin is with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Could this be caused by a faulty thermostat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Just ran it again and there is a no more than a dribble of water out of the tell tale that after a minute becomes very hot.

Is this normal?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Outboard no water through tell tale

Thanks for your replies.

Btljones no it is not making a full circuit under mains pressure.

And about the thermostat, I take it when it fails it just shuts off the water supply to the main...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By sgjfrods
Outboard no water through tell tale

I have posted this under another category but I believe it was in the wrong area.

I have a 4 stroke yamaha outboard 4hp and when i run it no water is coming through the tell tale.

I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

I have also replaced the impeller and everything seems to be in order.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

I removed the impeller housing and flushed directly up the tube that runs up the outboard.... And still no flow.

I'm at a complete loss with this one.

Is there anywhere in the engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

Hi,

I have replaced the impeller.

I have poked wire up the tell tale.

I have had the cooling system blasted with the garden hose, but even with mains pressure running there was still no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By sgjfrods
Sagging headlining

Hello,

On a Westerly there is headlining that is sagging, It is quite a heavy material and we have tried several adhesives and they temporarily work and then begin to sag again. Has anyone else...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Can you run your engine without a water intake

Okay, I didn't consider the hot exhaust option.

The reason why I would want to run the engine is that I have recently got the boat and wanted to gain some confidence in that the engine is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By sgjfrods
Can you run your engine without a water intake

Hi,

I have my boat out of the water and will do for a year or two, whilst i do work on it.
I would like to run the engine periodically, however it is a pain to get water to the water intake for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

minnewaska,

Thanks for your reply, is there anyway you could just fill the oil up from the top screw rather than using the pump?

Thanks again
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

Typically 90w lower gear unit oil. if you look on the side of the leg, just above the prop, you should see two screws. You open the top to allow air to enter as it drains from the bottom. Then you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

Thanks for your replies,


Out of interest does the prop area of the outboard have a different oil supply to the main engine?

If so what type of oil is in the prop area of the engine? or a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 24,109
Posted By sgjfrods
Re: Yamaha outboard no water through tell tail

Therapy, yes that is my motor.
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