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Old 06 April 2015, 05:27   #1
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Mariner 25 won't idle when warm

Had my sib yesterday. Ran fine for about half an hour, all throttle positions. Pulled my bro in the ringo, then it cut out. Got it going again but idles badly. Soon as I touched the throttle it starves and dies but if I give it full throttle immediately from idle it takes off like a rocket and stays flat out!! Got it back to the house and ran it on muffs to flush it out - ran as usual!!!! Bizzare! Need to get it sorted as the weather here in newquay is brilliant!! And sea is flat!
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Had my sib yesterday. Ran fine for about half an hour, all throttle positions. Pulled my bro in the ringo, then it cut out. Got it going again but idles badly. Soon as I touched the throttle it starves and dies but if I give it full throttle immediately from idle it takes off like a rocket and stays flat out!! Got it back to the house and ran it on muffs to flush it out - ran as usual!!!! Bizzare! Need to get it sorted as the weather here in newquay is brilliant!! And sea is flat!
Try changing sparks.
Other possibility is fuel line (as it becomes empty, the engine stops).
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After doing the usual checks, I suspect some dirt in the slow running jet.
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Mariner 25 won't idle when warm

Stripped & cleaned the carb earlier & all seems to run ok. Also became apparent I wasn't getting full throttle.... Best hold on tight tomorrow!
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You've not said if it's the yam mariner or the Merc one.

As the fault came on suddenly a burst fuel pump diapragm can also give those symptoms.
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It's the merc one.
Seems to idle ok now. Would the diaphragm issue only cause the problem when hot?
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The diaphragm would give that issue only when hot?
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If the diaphragm gets holed fuel will get sucked straight into the bottom cylinder at idle (hot or cold) causing rough idling. It will be ok at full throttle until it bursts and there would be problems at all Rev ranges.
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Right got you, because the pump runs off crankcase pressure from cyl 2?
As I said, ive cleaned the carb out & seems to idle well now, on muffs that is.
Could be worth whipping the pump off in the morning to double check though I guess ...
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One trick you can try on the muffs is to warm the engine up and stop it. Then pull off the bottom ht lead and run and then the top one and run. That way you will find out if it off a pot. You will also know which one.
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