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We have a 2008 Larson SEI 180 Inboard...just had the engine

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We have a 2008 Larson SEI 180 Inboard...just had the engine rebuilt. Going through the break in period...ran fine first hour or so but now the boat won't throttle properly...have to push the throttle forward a long ways to get the boat to accelerate...could it be a loose wire on the throttle control in the cockpit?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Which engine do you have in the boat?

How far forward are you having to push the throttle handle before the engine responds?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello. It looks like you read my reply and logged off. Did you still need help with this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Merc Cruiser 4.3 inboard....I believe its a loose throttle that needs to be you agree?Matt
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Matt,

I can't say just yet. Is this engine carbureted or fuel injected? Is the throttle handle itself loose at all?

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