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Old 30 May 2013, 03:21   #11
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Any chance the cowling has any saltwater residue on the inside that's causing a plug lead to short out , it doesn't have to be touching ( had that with an old Yamaha)

Other than a blocked air intake or somethings getting trapped as Nos says a leaking exhaust gasket
just wondering if your running the engine on muffs & hose or is it in a tank of water as if its in water it should make the condition worse .
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Thank you. I am planning to get it out at about 12:00 today. Watch this space, as they say.

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When I put the cowling on it is only at 45 deg when it starts misfiring. Which is about 4" away from the ht leads, Thanks for that though as I do run it in a water butt.

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There is an "inspection?" hole near the top of the leg. I took the cover off and with the vacuum cleaner on blow it runs fine so I am now convinced it is the exhaust gasket which Nos4r2 suggested.Thanks Nos4r2, and thank you to you all tto for giving me some ideas in solving the prob out.
All I have to do now is work out how to take the leg off )
I do have an "online" manual but it'snot too clear. So fingers crossed for me please and if you are a Christian like me prayers would be well accepted.
Thank you all and I will keep you updated.

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So far got the "leg" off and 7 out of 8 bolts that hold the engine in. Guess what though? Nope not stuggling getting numbr 8 out, just cant find it )

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Ouch, afraid I can't help on that one.

Have you dropped the gearbox off? It'll make removing and refitting the powerhead a bit easier.
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Hi Nos4rs got everything the manual tells me to, 4 bolts on the underside of the lower cowling/tray, 3 up under the engine around the drive shaft. But the last one it says Unscrew using a universal wrench after the oil case grommit is removed" But I cant seem to find it.
I will have another go tomorrow evening it's been a stop start day today

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I think I may have found it,I think it's somewhere through that bung I was blowing air through earlier. But as the engine has been put to bed I wont know for sure till tomorrow.

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Hi all and especially Nos4r2,

It's not the exhaust gasket after all. I found that bolt and it was in an almost impossible place to access but finally got it out ) BUT don't know how on earth I will get it back in :+(
So what was the problem if the gasket was ok? I was that the exhaust had rusted through ( so I will see if I can get one made locally, as none on Ebay.

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Anybody out there know where I can get one?

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