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Was on the water all day with no problem, on the way back to

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was on the water all day with no problem, on the way back to dock cruising at about 28 mph I pushed throttle forward to go faster. The gas gauge bagan to show a higher gph rate, however... motor speed and rpms were not responding… i hope this is just a fuel/water separator issue, but not sure… have you seen this issue before? i have a yamaha 350 4 stroke 2008i appreciate any response
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
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Being that this only happened for that time I am not sure if you then tried it a 2nd time? I am sure you did with the same results, when an engine has no change at all in rpms when throttle is increased this usually suggests a communication problem between the controls and the motor, be it electronic controls or cable driven, with cable they are much easier for an owner to check, simply look at the cable end at the motor and see if the throttle when advanced is actually advancing the motor throttle because this can be the case such as the clamp is slightly loose not allowing full movement of the throttle. Of course this is not the only thing that can be the problem, there are many others including ecm.
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