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Here is the motor running : https://www.dropbox.com/s/ei45gxl5fnqpair/20170916_152305.mp4?dl=0I need to adjust the idle, I can see that, what else do you think I need to do?
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Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago
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Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

The engine does not sound too bad at all, just raise the idle a little bit. The screw is a large flathead screw. Yours is painted white like most of the rest of the engine. You actually did zoom straight in on it at the 25 second point on the vid. It is touching a plate behind it

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I decreased it and still does not sound right when in idle, I have to lift the level on the throtel alittle to make it sound right.
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

You would actually need to increase it slightly.

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Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

Turn the screw in and not out.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
thats what I ment, increased it, sorry.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The plate behind it, can I move that
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

The plate should be non adjustable.

Remove the control cable coming from the control box at the connection point on the engine. Then adjust the idle screw so the engine sounds better. Adjust the cable as needed to fit the new location of the attachment point.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok, how do I do this? Video or example ?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I did not know I could adjust the cable, that is what is messing me up?
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

Ok, it should adjust. You will need to loosen that bolt next to the arrow on the cable.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What is the cabled called?
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

The throttle cable. The other is the shift cable.

I think that I need to call it a night. My meds are kicking in and I will be asleep in not too long.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Do I have to remove it to adjust it or can I do it while its in ?
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 9 months ago

To adjust it, you would need to turn the black wheel there on that cable.

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