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Old 27 July 2013, 12:52   #1
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Hi new to site! Could do with abit of advise , just bought
Speedboat off ebay with an evinrude 85 hp bought it
Really for engine and controls as im getting a rib soon
Took it out on salewater park the other day running fine
For the hour you get on there,Then it cut out wasnt over
heating new spark plugs right
Mixture ect had it out today on drive fires up fine runs for abit then
Cuts out wondering if anyone on here could share there
Wisdom as to what could be wrong as i dnt
Want to take it out to sea just yet !! Thanks all robbo
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Old 27 July 2013, 13:10   #2
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A full service by an marine outboard engineer is needed before you hit the big waves..
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Old 27 July 2013, 13:29   #3
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Cheers,Sorry forgot to mention it ,it has recently had a full service by the previous owner 2 months ago .it ran fine like i said ,is there anyone whos had the same problem thanks
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Cheers,Sorry forgot to mention it ,it has recently had a full service by the previous owner 2 months ago .it ran fine like i said ,is there anyone whos had the same problem thanks
There are different levels of services. Seller's idea of a service could have been changing the sparks and gear oil. Any paperwork to substantiate the claim it was fully serviced and exactly what was done?

If it was cutting out - would it fire at all (any hint it was about to start?) could be any number of things, fuel pump, tank vented okay, dirty carbs (although that would have shown itself in running rough), damaged HT leads or coils, impeller or thermostat changed?

Get it checked out properly.
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Old 27 July 2013, 15:41   #5
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There are different levels of services. Seller's idea of a service could have been changing the sparks and gear oil. Any paperwork to substantiate the claim it was fully serviced and exactly what was done?
never has a more true reply been posted.

every outboard sold has always just had a service and most outboards have less than 300 hours and have never been in the sea as well!
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