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08-28-2012 04:56 PM
LATECH
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Originally Posted by 79bird View Post
And its turned on before, but the mechanic that we hired took it to his shop and lifted the engine out and it ran good, but its progressively getting worse, now it wont even turn over.
I guess we should have clarified the statement a little better. A few of us were under the impression that the engine would turn or "turn over" as you put it.. What you meant was it turned over but wouldnt start up...Right ?
Maybe we should develop a thread in general hotrodding about terminology and word usage so we all can get on the same page.
08-28-2012 02:10 PM
79bird hey guys! Just a quick update and we found out that the valves weren't closing all the way which would not let the engine start...We just tore off the head and did it ourselves! Thanks again to all!
08-21-2012 06:00 PM
79bird Alright we will check all! The mechanic kept it under warranty so we will know hopefully by the end of the week!
08-21-2012 05:43 PM
LATECH The mainshaft bearings in the outdrive (where the crankshaft hooks to) are a pretty good suspect. It turns all the time with the engine running . Ive seen several that had bad bearings and cause the loss of power from the engine when trying to operate the boat. When the bearings go bad , they can seize up,causing the engine to bog,also chewing up the housing as the locked up bearing spins in its bore.Not pretty.
It should be easy to check with the engine out.
08-21-2012 09:32 AM
AutoGear make sure you let us know the outcome! good luck!
08-20-2012 05:16 PM
79bird Alright thanks all! I will look into it!
08-20-2012 09:45 AM
AutoGear Has the outdrive been services? Does it have the proper lubricant? Do you have the proper...propeller? It sounds like its not the engine. If you blow the outdrive completely; its going to be a bad day. Take the boat to a marine mechanic and have them inspect the O/D. If you guys are fairly equipped mechanically, you can do the service yourself. Id see if theres a copy of the service manual on the web, and see if its something you want to tackle.
08-19-2012 07:33 PM
LATECH The outdrive unit is freezing/siezing up.
08-19-2012 07:07 PM
79bird And its turned on before, but the mechanic that we hired took it to his shop and lifted the engine out and it ran good, but its progressively getting worse, now it wont even turn over.
08-19-2012 07:06 PM
79bird it has oil and a tune up. the gas is new too. we took of the distributer cap and one of those 4 brass things had broken in half. Could that be it?
08-19-2012 06:28 PM
Frankinforesthill Does it have enough oil?
08-18-2012 02:25 PM
LATECH I would take a WAG.......old stale gas!!!
08-18-2012 01:41 PM
79bird Alright..Thanks guys for your input! Were going over to the boat today and will just do a quick run through of items that you all said.
08-18-2012 09:39 AM
ap72 possibly incorrect lifter preload.
08-18-2012 01:36 AM
blwn31 If it were mine this is what I would look into, old gas, plugged fuel filter or dirt in the carburetor. You said you put new plugs, I would hope when you say electrical you mean cap, rotor and plug wires, (ignition parts). If not, that to.

Keith
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