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Old 04-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Angry Some thing killing the engine after it starts

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Shifting cable got stuck in Neutral. Played with the throttle a bit, and ended up catching correctly and then throttle body (do they call this a remote in the marine world?) worked fine.

Yesterday the engine stalled as I switched from Forward Gear to Reverse when docking at the marina. I thought that was strange. But, she started right up and I cruised home.

Last night I tired to go out for ride with teh family and it just crank, started and died. It would not stay running.

I've read might be a kill sitch in the throttle body that might be causing this?

Any ideas?

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Old 04-07-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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Ok, the boat gods are messing with me!

So, I went out this morning, decided to check the motion at the throttle body (on the top of the engine). Looked good, in full motion forwards and backwards. Did the same with the button pushed on the remote shifter for only fuel (out of gear).

Started right up and running fine...

Any thoughts??
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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There should be a shut off between 'in gear' and 'neutral'. When you use the button for throttle only, this is bypassed. It sounds like you're on the right track. I've seen the engine shut off if you go too slowly between in gear and neutral, particularly when docking.
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the kills switch can cause a few crazy things..but usually they are either good or bad....so....if your getting intermitten starting...I'd get into the sw. somehow...spray wd 40 and work the sw. several times...also check the connection back at the carburator to the cutout sw. there...make sure it's not corroded...


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Shrew and SeaPuppy: thanks both for the input!

SP: perhaps I'm asking a dumb question....but what's the SW?
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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short for switch...sw=switch
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