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Old 11 June 2008, 16:32   #1
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Tell tail sp..p..p..p..luttering

The 'tell tail' on the Mariner 60 seems to splutter at times as though there is a bit of debris somewhere that gets forced up every now and then. Can the 'tell tail' be removed so I can flush it out properly and if so, how do you get it off.
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Tr backflushing it with a hose first.
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you may have picked up some small stones into the system that just need flushing out.

One of works 60hp Mercs had the same problem, and it had a s**t load of small stones in the system. Once they were cleaned out, it was like it had been in a bar all night
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So just put the hose on the tell tail and squirt water in then eh? I'll give it a go tomorrow. Ta
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You could try using a length of strimmer wire - it's flexible but rigid enough. Give it a good poke!
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So just put the hose on the tell tail and squirt water in then eh? I'll give it a go tomorrow. Ta
Used to work on my Honda 40. I used a water jet type hose nozzle (the kind that will shoot a stream of water about 50 feet); be prepared to get pretty wet, though.

If that doesn't fix it, it may be worth inspecting the impeller.

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