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I have a 1991-55hp-2stroke Yamaha - When i put in gear the

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I have a 1991-55hp-2stroke Yamaha - When i put in gear the motor quits please help THANKS!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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

Do you happen to have a model number handy on the engine? What is the history on the engine, have you ever personally seen it run correctly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
T-55 runs ruff and when i put in gear it quits
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

What is the story on the engine, have you ever personally seen it run correctly?

How old is the fuel?

Have you done any testing on your own yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has ran good in the past,fuel is brand new,yes cleaned the carb and it has new plugs. i also put new cables on it last year and it ran fine then but now it just started this year
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

What is the idle speed reading before you put it into gear? Also, does it stall on the trailer as well as the water, or does it run better on the trailer?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Have you done any testing on your own such as checking compression or spark output?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my 1999 2 stroke 55hp yamaha motor will quit when i put in gear
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Okay, what kinds of questions did you have for me then?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It runs fine on trailer but when it gets in the water the motor quits.The compression and spark are fine.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

What is the idle speed reading when the boat is in the water?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
around 750 to 800 sometimes it idles fine then other times it is rough.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you from here.

When you cleaned the carbs, how did you do so?

Has the engine been running fine this year?