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Would you please post the serial number of he engine?
Hi Chris, on that serial number, I am either getting a 115 or a 40 depending on the first two of the number. It is either 0T, or 1B, can you verify this?
Chris, you could also post the model number and I can look it up that way. I am logging off for the night. I will be back on after 630 PM CST in the USA. Looking forward to working with you. Charles.
That one works, thank Chris.
Was the engine ever scanned? If so, what errors were found?
Your alarm, is it a beeping tone or a steady tone?
Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
Just let him scan it. but dont correct anything. Let me know what the Fault History of the engine is. I bet that it is Overheat, or something with the battery. Either way, I can tell you how to fix it your self, all you will need to do is buy the parts. I am a certified Mercury Tech, and work in a busy repair shop during the day.
I have been doing outboards for over 11 yrs now, and the only time that I need to clean an oil pick up tube is if the motor suffered a failure and there is metal in the oil sump.
The way the water flow is on this engine, it is very possible that it did get hot without losing the tell tale. Have you done a compression test yet?
when the engine is idling, would squeezing the primer bulb make the sound go away?
When doing a compression test, use the throttle advance to place the throttle at wide open, with out shifting the motor into gear. Remove all 4 plugs, install the tester into one of the plug holes, turn off your kill switch, then crank the motor over until the gauge maxes out. You should get 160+ PSI. All 4 cylinders should be with in 10% of the highest number.