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Old 30 September 2005, 17:35   #1
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Just had my Carbs cleaned out again, and again salt crystals where found in the bottom two carbs. I've had this outboard since Feb and this problem started in July and just keeps comming back.

Mechanic says he's checked the fuel filter for water and drained a quantity of fuel from the tank and all is clear.

I'm getting a little water into the hood area, but not loads!

Any suggestions?
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Similar problem we have during winter operation of cars (water not salt crystals) therefore during winter we add "Isvari" to our fuel tank, i think it is some kind of glycol so petrol and water binds together and will not make troubles in carbs. Shall bring over botlle or two next week.

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Cheers mate. Just ordered the Check valve.


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Just had my Carbs cleaned out again, and again salt crystals where found in the bottom two carbs. I've had this outboard since Feb and this problem started in July and just keeps comming back.

Mechanic says he's checked the fuel filter for water and drained a quantity of fuel from the tank and all is clear.

I'm getting a little water into the hood area, but not loads!

Any suggestions?
Perhaps you could get your mrs to lean over the front of the boat so the engine is higher out of the water and this would lessen the chance of water ingress! was thinking back to a thread where you had mentioned this and perhaps her permanent positioning over the front might be a solution?
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Nobody will be leaning over anything for a while as I broke the transom, wave hopping last weekend!
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Hey Chris, HT forgot to mention that not only did they discover salt crystals in his carbs, but also the chips, the vinegar and the bloody newspaper!!! ... and his missus was stood at the end of the drive not knowing where the hell he'd gone!!! Guess where here knickers were?!!!!!
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If your engine is mounted low relative to the transom it is quite possible that if you back off the throttle a bit sharpish a small wave may swamp the engine. It may also be that the rubber gasket/ seal around the cowling and the base of the engine is worn or not secure.

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Nobody will be leaning over anything for a while as I broke the transom, wave hopping last weekend!
thats not good, can it be fixed, big or small job, costly? any pics of it?
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thats not good, can it be fixed, big or small job, costly? any pics of it?
Pics of what?!! His Missus?!!
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Thanks Alex, I have addressed some "swamping" issues and next time I venture out I'll duck tape the seals just to make sure it's not comming in from there. That leaves the tell tail or something else squirting out water from some where at high revs.

As for the fuel system, it's a complete stripdown job. From tank to fuel pumps.

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