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We had our boat out fishing. We were running across lake at
We had our boat out fishing. We were running across lake at end of day and the motor lost power and died. Had to throttle up to restart and limped back. Very rough. Found top 2 cylinders were not firi… read more
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Charles
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Charles
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I have a 125 hp mercury starts good but now when you are
i have a 125 hp mercury starts good but now when you are running high speed it loses power. ie you are going 50 and it loses power down to 35 and still keeps running, then you stop and take off again … read more
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I did as you said, but the problem remains. the voltage from
Charles, i did as you said, but the problem remains. the voltage from the stator is so variable I cannot get a steady reading with a dvm, but it fluctuates and I see readings up to 195, and all over t… read more
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I have a 1983 mercury 115hp outboard which is an in line 6.
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i have a 94 ELH25 mercury outboard that is only running on
i have a 94 ELH25 mercury outboard that is only running on the top cylinder, it has spark but the lower lower is not firing!… read more
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My shift lever became very difficult to shift and about 30seconds
My shift lever became very difficult to shift and about 30seconds after shifting the transmission siezed up. I pulled the entire unit out and squirted some lube into a large screw hole on the side and… read more
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Tan
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I recently purchased a 2005 bayliner 184 fs with a 125 elpto
I recently purchased a 2005 bayliner 184 fs with a 125 elpto outboard. When the previous owner fired it up in his driveway it sounded fine, but when I put it on the water the first time I was hearing … read more
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Charles
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I have a model year 1999 mercury 2-stroke 125 hp serial 0G839156.
I have a model year 1999 mercury 2-stroke 125 hp serial 0G839156. 4 cylinder the bottom 2 cylinders will not fire. There is no spark… read more
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Hi … I have a 7.5 hp Mercury SN(NNN) NNN-NNNNmanual start. I have
Hi … I have a 7.5 hp Mercury SN(NNN) NNN-NNNNmanual start. I have 2 questions for you: 1. I want to know what the torque is on cylinder cover and exhaust cover. I got a SELOC repair manual but the sha… read more
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Tan, I need to know what lubrication is necessary for my 1999
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