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Old 14 March 2010, 14:02   #31
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can you feel it jumping or banging through the engine, would indicate that it's not going into gear properly, you could get out in the water, remove the gear shift cable and put it in gear by hand and try it, make sure you're not near anything
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can you feel it jumping or banging through the engine, would indicate that it's not going into gear properly, you could get out in the water, remove the gear shift cable and put it in gear by hand and try it, make sure you're not near anything
I'd second that-but I'd take an auxiliary with you as well if you don't usually carry one. If it is the problem, you may be close to having ground your gearbox to swarf after using the boat like it previously.
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so it's possible that the prop spins when the gear shaft settings are not correct, so high rpm and less speed, like you said not getting into gear properly
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to complete the history, went today to dealer for test ride

there are 2 ignitions not working and the lower unit had to be opened up to check gears, clutch, etc
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power packs need to be replaced, stator is fine and maybe lower unit to repair BUT when power pack is dead, it's kind of normal of losing power and getting the boat not anymore in plane, no? if this is, maybe the lower unit is still OK
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If you have cylinders not working then yes, you will loose a proportinally high amount of power and speed (e.g if you have 3 cyls and one is dead, you lose more than 1/3 power, becasase the working cylinders still have to compress the mix in the dead cylinder but get no payback as the fuel doesn't burn to produce power)

Dog clutches on outboards are a bit "digital" in as much as they should either be in or out of gear. Halfway will make a lot of nasty noises and you would definetly know about it!

If it's with a dealer then you should get a working engine back.
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If you have cylinders not working then yes, you will loose a proportinally high amount of power and speed (e.g if you have 3 cyls and one is dead, you lose more than 1/3 power, becasase the working cylinders still have to compress the mix in the dead cylinder but get no payback as the fuel doesn't burn to produce power)
yes indeed, first of all replacing the power packs and then we see further!
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