If the warning buzzer for the first few seconds of starting is what I think, it's fine - mine does that too. The important thing is that it's not beeping at you or a red light isn't on when the engine is running - check the handbook for what the beeps etc.. mean, I'm sure it says in there (I don't have access to mine at the mo).
I have a new impellor fitted every year, and every so often my telltale will output nothing more than a dribble. Stop the engine, raise it out of the water for a few seconds, drop it back in, start up and then the water pees out the hole like a solid rod. I suspect there's a bit of crud stuck in the outlet pipe although I am always wary if I don't see the full amount of water coming out.
If you're unsure, it might be worth speaking to your local Suzy dealer - if anything, just get them to check water pressure when the engine is running.
Originally Posted by ciaranp
Have a suzuki 140. Just wondering from other suzuki owners how much water should be coming out of tell tale? The outlet hole is no bigger than a windscreen washer, i have a small stream out of it.Just wondering how much of a stream say ticking over?
Engine is goin ok. Have a warning buzzer anyhow,well it comes on for the first few seconds when i turn on the key the check with all others lights. Just worried cause use to the old 15hp yamaha where the tell tale is like a hose and way bigger pressure.
what is the best way to clean this tell tale if i wanted too?