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by Shmelton
01 Apr 2019, 07:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha 5 HP not peeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Yamaha 5 HP not peeing

Also if I took the time to pull the tstat and it was corroded I’d replace it. The part on amazon looks to be only about $12-$20. That way you know you won’t have to deal with the tstat for a while.


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by Shmelton
01 Apr 2019, 07:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha 5 HP not peeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Yamaha 5 HP not peeing

Run the motor without the tstat in. If water comes out of the hole where the tstat goes you know you are clear from that point back. It will also flush out any corrosion in there.


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by Shmelton
31 Mar 2019, 19:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha 5 HP not peeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Yamaha 5 HP not peeing

Stupid question, but did you make sure the impeller key is in? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Good advice IMO. In this case it sounds like the issue started before he removed the lower unit so that probably isn't it. But still seems like something to check off the list. I have heard of them com...
by Shmelton
30 Mar 2019, 17:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha 5 HP not peeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Yamaha 5 HP not peeing

Stupid question, but did you make sure the impeller key is in?


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by Shmelton
29 Mar 2019, 15:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha 5 HP not peeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Yamaha 5 HP not peeing

I had the same problem with a 40hp motor. I pulled the thermostat cover and all,ran it at the boat ramp and all the corrosion came out. I have heard of folks backwashing them with a water hose also. You may have to do it a couple of times.


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by Shmelton
29 Mar 2019, 08:37
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: 16' landau with new 60/40 Mercury Jet
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

16' landau with new 60/40 Mercury Jet

What kind of speeds does a rig like this produce?


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by Shmelton
29 Mar 2019, 08:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

A marine mechanic that my family uses is checking this for me the 1st of next week. I’m just going to let him figure it out. He can have the boat on the water by the weekend. I appreciate all of your help, sorry for my confusing posts. I will let you know the diagnosis. Sent from my iPhone using Tap...
by Shmelton
27 Mar 2019, 16:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

One lead of the meter has to be on the negative side of the battery or the metal on the powerhead. The other lead on the meter has to go on the powerhead harness side of the Black/yellow with the key switch in the on position and engine not running. NOT the powerpack side of the black/yellow if you...
by Shmelton
26 Mar 2019, 07:29
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

I have no continuity between black/yellow and ground. I have grounded to the boat, and to the powerhead.


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by Shmelton
25 Mar 2019, 12:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

I didn’t have spark on either cylinder. When I checked the coil the top set of studs had no continuity. The bottom set did. The back of the coil was swollen and really worn looking so I went ahead and replaced it. Still no spark, no voltage on the primary leads from the power pack. There are about 3...
by Shmelton
21 Mar 2019, 07:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

So the problem started back up, again. I checked for continuity, between the black/yellow, and ground, and there is none. I am using a new meter I trust at this point. I broke out the service manual, and am working through the trouble shooting process. I have found that the dual ignition coil is bad...
by Shmelton
10 Mar 2019, 10:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1962 Mirrocraft
Replies: 5
Views: 782

1962 Mirrocraft

People ski’d behind a 33 hp?


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by Shmelton
01 Mar 2019, 08:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

I figured it out last night, or at least I think I did. One of the female connectors had some corrosion between the yellow/red and the black/yellow. I discovered it when I pulled the orange insulator out to see if I could disassemble the plug. Not sure how it happened, but I cleaned it out and put s...
by Shmelton
28 Feb 2019, 18:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

As suspected the meter I was using was shot. I have to send it back to Ideal for warranty repair. When I tested for continuity by touching the leads together it read varying #’s. That is why I assumed with a digital meter 0 meant no continuity. I have rarely measured ohms in the past. I read amperag...
by Shmelton
28 Feb 2019, 06:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude
Replies: 20
Views: 2245

No Spark 1997 40hp evinrude

I cut the wire on the other side of the connector to the power pack, mostly out of frustration, but it was reading continuity from the power pack plug to ground. It read 4.0 from what I remember, and thought 0.00 on a digital meter meant no continuity. I’m guessing -1 means no continuity? I can easi...