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Old 30 May 2013, 06:30   #1
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Honda BF8A Telltale


I have a 1998 Honda BF8A. After starting it after being in the shed all winter there is only drips of water coming out of the telltale. im pretty sure the impeller is ok as it was only replaced last summer so im assuming salt has chrystalised in the waterways. Is there any way i clear this blockage without taking the engine apart.

Any help would be greatly appreciated



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Old 30 May 2013, 07:15   #2
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Hi, our BF50 blocks virtually everytime we use it.

Whilst the motor is running on muffs, pull the rubber hose off that connects the block to the pastic spigot in the pan. Twiddle a piece of soft wire into the block spigot. This usually clears it, if not, shove the wire through the plastic spigot.

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Old 30 May 2013, 14:56   #3
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Cheers i will give that a go,

Can the spigot be removed or is it best to leave it on. I did think about using a small drill bit to drill out the blockage. Would this be wise?
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Old 31 May 2013, 17:25   #4
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Easy fix is to carry a 6" length of plastic strimmer cord and reem the hole with it when flow stops. My bf115 is always clogging but this clears it easily and does zero damage.
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Old 31 May 2013, 17:33   #5
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