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#1 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

When out this weekend trying to trolling, I noticed that after a few minutes of trolling the RPM's starting to slow down and the motor would die out. I cleaned the carbs out again even thou they were cleaned out really good at the end of last year.

I changed the fuel filter so wonder if you guess think this may be the issue. Maybe starving the motor.
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#2 oldphart

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:45 AM

~~~Fuel line colasping or the bulb might be!!
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#3 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:48 AM

~~~Fuel line colasping or the bulb might be!!


Saw no colasping of the bulb. Only dies when trolling on slow speed, running on higher rpm is fine.
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#4 droopdude

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:17 AM

Sounds like your idle jet is too rich causing the spark plug to foul.
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#5 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:24 AM

I check both plugs and they look fine too.
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#6 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:29 AM

i should also say that the old filter looked black.
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#7 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

I think I solved the issue guys. I purchased a new in-line fuel filter where you can see through a glass cylinder. After prime it up and checking for any fuel leaks. I started it up and put it in gear and let it run for about 5 minutes (I do have one of those things you attach to a garden hose for cooling the motor). The motor did not stop at all. So next major test is on the water when fishing.
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#8 D-Wayne

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:20 AM

and another bit issue fixed with a little 50 cent filter :upthumb:
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:00 AM

Adding a fuel filter is always a good idea,
Did you run some Seafoam last time you had trouble with your motor ?
If not, I would give it a "Shock Treatment" with Seafoam before getting in to the complicated stuff,
I always add Stabil (Marine formula) with gas...winter or summer, takes care of most ethanol related issues, not to mention gunk and varnish build up when stored for a long period.
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#10 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:26 AM

I used Stabil in my last tank before winter. The carbs were completely cleaned last October. I put new plugs in it also. The only thing that was in there for some time is the fuel filter.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:09 AM

Sorry, I miss understood your post :oops:

I thought you added a fuel filter (which was not there before)

I didn't know you "Replaced" the fuel filter,

So Problem solved !!! and that's good :upthumb:
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#12 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

Ya, I replaced the filter that was there. This one was on when I had a really bad dirty carb so think alot of the junk from the carb moved into the filter.
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#13 Colin

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:58 PM

The carb is downflow from the filter. More likely the same crap that fouled your carb also fouled the filter.
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#14 Alex The Fish Hunter

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

Colin, I was looking at the motor again and the filter is before my pump. Still, I think that filter was about 2 years old and was due for a filter change.
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