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Re: outboard troubleshooting




Have you tried a can of ether starting fluid-----works on my Honda
everytime!

D. Wendal
Palm Harbor, FL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Chandler" <res03w5b@xxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: outboard troubleshooting


> I think I would take a close look at the dead man switch.  It might
> be stuck in the "kill" position.
>
> On 23 Jul 2001, at 16:59, Hal Mueller wrote:
>
> > So off we went to the marina Saturday to check our crab pots.  Crank
> > the motor (a Honda 8 HP, 3 years old) again and again--no joy,
> > although it had run fine on Friday.  Finally gave up in frustration,
> > back again on Sunday to try some more.  At present the motor is
> > sitting in the back yard, the boat is sitting at the marina, and the
> > thermometer is sitting at about 75 degrees without a cloud in the sky.
> >
> > So far I've tried:
> > --new plugs (one of the old ones was somewhat corroded and quite
> > dirty, the other one was slightly dirty; they had about 1 year of use
> > on them) --new fuel filter --gas is about 6 weeks old --squirted
> > starter fluid into the carb.  After I did this the motor started and
> > ran fine.  Then I shut it off with the "dead man" switch and attempted
> > to restart--wouldn't start.
> >
> > Gas reaches the carb; however, one repairman suggested it might be the
> > fuel pump (can't prove that fuel pump is actually moving fuel while
> > running, could be just the stuff I pumped in by hand with the fuel
> > line bulb).  This repairman then said "but we don't work on Hondas so
> > I can't say for sure".
> >
> > I haven't cranked the motor with the plugs out to verify a spark;
> > however, since I was able to get the thing started once I think this
> > means that the ignition system is ok.  Or does it?
> >
> > The nearby Honda shops are quoting a 3 week delay before they'll even
> > be able to look at the the thing.  Anybody have any ideas on things I
> > haven't tried yet?
> >
> > ----
> > Hal Mueller
> > Seattle, Washington    hal@xxxxxxxxxx
> >
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> ----------
> Jack Chandler
> www.jack-chandler.com
> Richland, Washington USA
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