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Old 02 May 2010, 06:18   #1
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Finally gotton the thing running.
There's no tell-tale running when fired up on a hose. Which hole is the tell tale, the one at the back of the mid-section cowl or the one at the back of the leg section?

I've now run it for 10mins on tick-over, it doesn't appear to be over-heating at all.
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Have a look here :

http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=205231

http://forums.iboats.com/Honda-Outboards/

I often have to clean the tubes and outlet out, hope this helps
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Old 02 May 2010, 08:17   #3
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Have a look here :

http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=205231

http://forums.iboats.com/Honda-Outboards/

I often have to clean the tubes and outlet out, hope this helps
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Had stat out, welded with corrosion. Took water jacket cover off, looked pretty clean in there.
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Had stat out, welded with corrosion. Took water jacket cover off, looked pretty clean in there.
Did the stat housing come off easily enough?
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Did the stat housing come off easily enough?
Yeah, the gasket was healthy and not grown in. All the waterways that I can get at are clean. So far, it's only the stat itself, that's in poor shape.

I can't now try it again, 'til i get a new stat and stat housing gasket.
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try running in a bucket to ensure its got a good supply of water. (sorry if stating the obvious)
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Had stat out, welded with corrosion. Took water jacket cover off, looked pretty clean in there.
Just serviced my Yamaha 40hp today, and the thermostat was coated in salt. Cleaned the recess and reassembled. Didn't take the water-jacket off, in case I damaged the gasket. Satisfied it's okay as the tell-tale has always been strong. Should be on everyone's maintenance schedule if DIY servicing.
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The Honda 40 and 50 are pretty notorious for the telltale outlet plugging up with little bits of crap. On my 40, sometimes a wire would clear it, other times I put a high pressure jet of water back through it. The telltale is on the starboard side under the cowl; the thing on the back of the leg is something else - bypass for the exhaust or something? )

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Thanks JY.

It's a bit of a mystery as to where the darn tell-tale is.

I've found a later 50 running on You Tube, the t/t is exiting under the pan on the std side. There's no outlet in that area on our's.
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