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Brand new mercury 9.9 ,4 stroke,2016 pro kicker with 10 hrs

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brand new mercury 9.9 ,4 stroke,2016 pro kicker with 10 hrs of break in procedure.cant get above 3000 rpm running or idle. is there a break in mode preventing more rpm until a certain amount of break in hours?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? No, there is no break in mode. Is this engine a kicker/auxillary engine? Or is it the only engine on the boat? What size/length/style boat is this outboard installed on?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Are you still with me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is the only motor on the boat-16ft. deep vee-about 1000lbs.however,the motor doesn't go over 3000 rpm even in neutral-no load.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
The engines do have shift switches on them that prevents the engine from being over-reved in neutral. Was this motor installed on this boat correctly? Is it the right shaft length for the boat? Did a dealer select the correct propeller size for that engine on the boat that it's on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it came as a package completely installed. runs god,but cant over 3000 rpm ,under load or in neutral.
I will just take it back to dealer.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
No problem. Good luck.

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