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Old 18 July 2012, 06:51   #1
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Yam 30 ongoing fiddling ....and questions

I'm still fiddling with this and cant see any real reason not to run the engine with the plastic cowling at the top of the leg removed ? Can anyone give thier view on this ?

I'm working on the assumption that as its an electric start it will just charge the battery automatically when its running ? I cant start the engine to check the voltage at the battery to see if its charging as I cant get hold of a new impellor at the mo, but I want to add lights etc - which is simple enough off the battery in the normal way - but only if the battery will charge......

Is a leak of 2 stroke oil form the tank 'normal' if these engines are tilted ?

And I stil lhave to get the steering wheel off to see why the steering is stiff at the helm ( its not the engine as I've disconnected everything that end )

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Old 18 July 2012, 07:17   #2
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Cover does just that, hides/protects the power head bolts. No big deal to run without it on short term.

Steering, you say you disconnected engine end, have you removed the cable from the engine as that's where it normally sticks over storage. A few light taps as the wheel should start to free it off. If you have as you say disconnected it all and it still won't move then go towards the helm.

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Old 18 July 2012, 07:32   #3
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Hi Peter,
I''ve seen my outboard running without said cowling when attached to muff's, with no prob's, infact I need to take that casing off just to access the lower port bank spark plug,
I also get a very small amount of 2st oil in the casing when tilted, as for the impellor, I was told it's ok to possibly run the engine for no longer than a minute or so with the impellor removed as it takes a few minutes to heat up anyway, maybe not suitable for your engine though, so don't take my word on that one.
I also need to take my steering wheel off for renewal purpose, so would be nice to know any tips for removal,
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Old 19 July 2012, 05:54   #4
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Cheers guys - a new throttle lock thing is on its way

I'll probably start the engine ' properly ' on sat on the muffs.

The battery is fully charged and I'm hoping will stay that way when running .

Managed to find the steering issue - not at the engine or the cable movement , but the cable is not seating correctly within the helm- so its being pushed 'up' and out of the run on the gear and rubbing against the helm housing . Fully stripped and greased and it now seems fine.

Oil leak seems to have stopped ( I think it was simply a long tow home bouncing about when tilted ) .

One other thing - the black rubber seal on the cowling is loose and I cant seem to stretch it to get it back on the cowl. Anyone know how to give it some stretch to get it back on - I'm think heat it up a bit ?

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Good to hear you've got the steering sorted Pete, I'd say your right about the oil leak too.
I had the same problem with my rubber seal, only just managed to get back on with a friends help, as you say heat will help, a small flask should sort it.
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Quick easy one- looks like the oil feed to these engines is gravity fed ? with some kind of pressure to the tank to keep on pushing the oil ?

I only ask as I have been doing various things opening & closing the throttle ( with the engine off) which appears to be pushing the rod the the oil ' pump' which I also assume is opening a valve allowing oil to escape some how ?

Not a lot , but I want to be sure ....

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