Hi Guys... me again :/
I have just bought a honwave 3.2m with a 8hp tohatsu two stroke.
After trying for an hour yesterday to start the engine, I thought I would leave it for the night, and go back fresh in the morning. So I tried today, and after 15 minutes, of trying everything I could to start the engine, I thought of one thing I hadn't tried - another kill cord - I changed it, and the engine started within quarter of a pull.
The weird thing was, I had managed to get the engine to fire up a few times, but only for a couple of cycles and then die - the kill cord that was already on the engine when I got it looks like my yamaha one, which is about 4mm thick... the tohatsu one is probably 7-8mm thick. I have had this issue before, when I mistakenly picked up the wrong kill cord for the yamahas, the tohatsu one stopped seemed to pull the pin for the killcord out too far which made it intermittent when bouncing on waves.
Anyway, all that said, I have found an issue...
If you look when I move down to the gearbox, there is water coming out of the front of it. It looks like the gearbox has been chipped while they were changing the impeller or something.
What should I do to repair it? Does it needed to be welded, or can I use liquid metal or similar to fill the gap, sand down and paint?