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Engine revs in neutral but will not go past 3k in gear

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Engine revs in neutral but will not go past 3k in gear
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 11 months ago.

Even a poorly running engine will rev in neutral. You shouldn't rev the engine out of the water and out of gear above about 2500 rpm or damage from not having a load on the engine may result.

Can you give me the serial number of the engine.

How long has it been sitting? How old is the fuel? When did this problem start. What have you done other than check the filter?

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