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Old 02 June 2009, 13:38   #21
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Usually, there is a length of tubing that connects the telltale nozzle to the block. Perhaps you can disconnect it at the block end and see if you're getting pressure (or water) there?


The Suzuki is like this. You need to:

1. Take off cowl
2. Lift off the cowl seal.
3. Remove the pin that retains the cowl latch, and remove the latch.
4. Remove the philips head screws that hold the two halves of the upper cover together. From memory, there is one under the cowl latch, one at the front of the power head inside the cowl, 3 or 4 on the right hand side of the upper cover.
5. You can now remove the right hand side upper cover - the only thing still attaching it to the engine should be....the tube connecting the telltale to the block, approx 5mm diameter x 20cm long.

I haven't disconnected it, but assume it unplugs from the telltale 'nozzle' at one end and the block at the other. You can then blow through the tube / see if you get any water out of the block with no tube attached.

Let me know if you get stuck and I will double check mine.

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Old 02 June 2009, 17:30   #22
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Usually, there is a length of tubing that connects the telltale nozzle to the block. Perhaps you can disconnect it at the block end and see if you're getting pressure (or water) there?

I found blowing a jet of compressed air or a high pressure stream of water into the telltale on my Honda 40 would often clear things up. For some reason, it was pretty sensitive to clogging up (may have been from blowing the crap back into the motor though, now that I think about it.)

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Could well be a woodlouse or similar has crawled in there I suppose.

It is annoying you can get Tohatsu and yamaha manuals online but not Suzuki so thanks Chris!!!

Thanks for the help everyone - will have a quick blow and if no joy will take it apart properly.
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Old 02 June 2009, 17:44   #23
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Usually, there is a length of tubing that connects the telltale nozzle to the block. Perhaps you can disconnect it at the block end and see if you're getting pressure (or water) there?

I found blowing a jet of compressed air or a high pressure stream of water into the telltale on my Honda 40 would often clear things up. For some reason, it was pretty sensitive to clogging up (may have been from blowing the crap back into the motor though, now that I think about it.)

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I had the same thing with my telltale at the weekend. Nothing from the telltale, removed tube inside - still nothing, tube comes from top of fuel cooler unit (!)-engine is a mercury 30EFI, so blew back into system, seemed to do the trick. Ran the engine for several mins afterwards in cutdown 45gallon plastic drum with water, water from telltale all the time. it will be back in the water this weekend, so i'll let you know if other issues. I'm not expecting any!!
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Could well be a woodlouse or similar has crawled in there I suppose.
In that case - definately dont suck!
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Cant you Welsh boys lay off the dope for a while ?
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Cant you Welsh boys lay off the dope for a while ?
Are they having a go at him again
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In that case - definately dont suck!
I did that trying to syphon some water out of a tank, hose was full of the little gits!

Codders you didn't clean and polish your engine did you? I did this on my Mariner and the tiny tell tale got blocked with polish. Quick blow and it was sorted.
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It's never a good idear to block the little hole whilst 'giving it a polish'



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Bilges anyone....
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Bilges anyone....
No way .. its still RIB related, they couldn't relegate us yet,.. only the mentally unstable, power crazed , psychotic megalomaniacs amongst us could do that .. I'll check back in 20 and see if were still here then

Codders .. get ya leg orf man .. we need to know what it is ..
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