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Old 16 June 2006, 18:00   #1
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Trinkle from water cooling outlet

Managed to get my motor started tonight after about a year and a half (last time it was running was when it was demonstrated to me).

It fired up well after about the 4th time and she seems to sound ok. She started off with an ok (ish) stream coming from the tell tail but this turned to virtually nothing.

I was running her in a big tub with only the lower intakes below the water. There may have been a chance it sucked it something very small into the intake but when I took the intake grates off, the paint was flaking off so this may be more likely.

Assuming there is something lodged in the pipework somewhere, how the hell do i get it out?!! What else could be the problem? I don't really want to have pull the lower leg off to check the water pump.

Any suggestions welcome!
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Old 16 June 2006, 18:13   #2
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On mine you can take the telltale out and jam a hosepipe in there to flush it the other way - might be worth trying? There is a proper fitting but a hose pipe is near enough the right size

Mine sounds like a bag of bolts with the prop (and therefore exhaust) out of the water so it would be hard to tell if anything was wrong
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I would check the easy things first Tim. The tell tail seem like a place to start, take it off and check for a blockage, might be somethings stuck in the jet.

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Old 16 June 2006, 18:19   #4
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can't see how to get the tell tail off which is a bit annoying. There is a big screw on the leg labelled "wash" which I spose is the facility to plug a hose pipe in. Trouble is, it doesn't look like it wants to come out without a fight!

Andy, I'm close yes as long as this engine problem isn't too major.
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use a pipe cleaner up the tell-tale hole first
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the other thing I forgot to mention was that the engine seemed to get quite warm (warm to touch) very quickly and the tell tail water was luke warm. I'm sure this never happened on my old 25hp yammy...is it just because its a bigger engine? 70hp tohatsu.

I will try the pipe cleaner thing, thanks!
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Yep my tell tail water stream is warm. As for the tell tail, stick something up it and wiggle it around a bit.
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iF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPRESSOR A LITLE AIR USUALLY DOES THE TRICK A COUPLE OF SHORT BLASTS. MAKE SURE TO TAKE THE TELL TALE TUBE OFF WHERE IT PASSES THRU THE SIDE OF THE LEG SO YOU CAN BLOW OUT THE CR*P.
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Strimmer wire from your Dads garden strimmer should do the trick
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I think that'd I'd be having a look at the impellor first. How long has it been laid up? Was it properly flushed before laying up and do you know when the impellor was last changed? I'd say that it was unlikely to have sucked up crap in a barrel of tap water.
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