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I have a Mako with a 92 200hp 2 stroke engine. It will not

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I have a Mako with a 92 200hp 2 stroke engine. It will not jump up on a plane quickly and will not go over 3200 rpm at full throttle. I drained the fuel/water separator and it was about 3/4 f ull of water. I drained the carbs and replaced the fuel/water separator filter and the same problem wont go over 3200 rpm. It idles fine and doesn't stall out. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

We need to start with a compression and spark test. The compression must be 90+ psi with no more than 10% difference between cylinders. The spark must jump a 7/16 " gap on a spark gap tester.

The engine can idle good and still have cylinders not getting spark or have low or no compression.

Do these checks and [post back with findings.

Expert:  Tan replied 9 months ago.

There are 2 more tests to be performed when running at full throttle. 1 squeeze the primer bulb,2 choke the engine. Does it run any better?

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