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  1. GREAT catch! I've seen many VERY strange...

    GREAT catch!

    I've seen many VERY strange occurrences (mainly electrical) with the wrong plugs in engines.
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    If you would, please take a moment to review the...

    If you would, please take a moment to review the Announcements at the top of the Forum, and be sure to provide the REQUIRED info when posting. Thanks! :beers:
  3. Swap with another coil. No flash does NOT always...

    Swap with another coil. No flash does NOT always mean a bad coil... a bad plug wire, spark plug, etc. are also possible.
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    Hope it works out for you. See a lot of problems...

    Hope it works out for you. See a lot of problems with the aftermarket gearcases, break-in is "tedious" at best, and if ever used in a tournament: No warranty.
  5. Very good motors. There were a few of them...

    Very good motors. There were a few of them (specifically in the 2003-2004 range) that for whatever reason were WAY strong on performance. As stated above, essentially the same block used for...
  6. Make sure the starter's "Bumper" (rubber triangle...

    Make sure the starter's "Bumper" (rubber triangle piece that fits on the top cap of the starter) is in place, in good condition, AND PROPERLY INDEXED INTO THE ENGINE BLOCK when installed. This is...
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    Rebuild the current Gen-1 TM if possible (a...

    Rebuild the current Gen-1 TM if possible (a well-versed tech can often build a complete gearcase for a price comparable to a Verado-Style, new).

    IF changing to the Verado-Style gearcase, keep in...
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    Ground connection at the battery, I suspect. ...

    Ground connection at the battery, I suspect. Reminds me of a one-liner I heard many time when I started in the trade: "Always start at the source".
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    Please take a moment to review the Announcements...

    Please take a moment to review the Announcements at the top of the Forum, and provide the Required Info when posting. Thanks! :beers:
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    Definitely looks like pinion or driveshaft AT...

    Definitely looks like pinion or driveshaft AT pinion failed.

    Engine Guardian is designed to help protect the engine when there is a sudden loss in "load".
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    I will offer a 3rd that concurs. ^^^^

    I will offer a 3rd that concurs. ^^^^
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    Reeds should be inspected. It's very rare to see...

    Reeds should be inspected. It's very rare to see failures on the Factory CF Reeds, they were a VERY high-quality reed. Enough so that the TDR we helped design is essentally identical to the OEM...
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    DO NOT use feeler gauges. Use a Wire Gauge...

    DO NOT use feeler gauges.

    Use a Wire Gauge Tool- by the "Go and No-Go Method".

    My tool has .040" and .044". Using the "Go and No-Go Method"... .040" should slide in free and easy with no...
  14. Thread: Shift cable

    by EuropeanAM
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    Please take a moment to review the Announcements...

    Please take a moment to review the Announcements at the top of the Forum, and provide the Required Info when posting. Thanks! :beers:

    You will need a keyswitch harness adapter (adapting you to...
  15. If you had been idling, that's not extremely...

    If you had been idling, that's not extremely abnormal. Lowest cylinder will often get the "excess" fuel from the system (as well as the most oil).

    Plugs are regular ANNUAL Maintenance Item... be...
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    Please take a moment to review the Announcements...

    Please take a moment to review the Announcements at the top of the Forum, and provide the Required Info when posting. Thanks! :beers:

    When were the Spark Plugs last replaced? Gap? Torqued to...
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    Gen-2 TM Gearcase is filled "Just To" the Vent...

    Gen-2 TM Gearcase is filled "Just To" the Vent Opening. Not spewing out- but right at the bottom of the threads.

    Mercury or Quicksilver High Performance Lube recommended.
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    Please take a moment to review the Announcements...

    Please take a moment to review the Announcements at the top of the Forum, and provide the Required Info with your post. Thanks! :beers:

    There are literally dozens of potential faults that will...
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    One of the best-built engines in the history of...

    One of the best-built engines in the history of Outboards (JMHO). I had one of the very first production 250's and loved it. I'm told it's still on the water today.
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    Which service manual are you using (Part Number)?

    Which service manual are you using (Part Number)?
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    In almost every case, a faulty Oxygen sensor will...

    In almost every case, a faulty Oxygen sensor will result in a Fault Code.

    There will be a notable decrease in fuel economy during the WARMER months, as the engine becomes less efficient in the...
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    Any history of powerhead or exhaust tuner being...

    Any history of powerhead or exhaust tuner being replaced?
  23. :thumb up2::thumb up2: Good job!

    :thumb up2::thumb up2: Good job!
  24. I agree with Phil. Isolate ONE cranking battery...

    I agree with Phil. Isolate ONE cranking battery to the engine. This setup is simply not what the alternator was designed for.
  25. Try it with one or two plugs OUT and see how it...

    Try it with one or two plugs OUT and see how it does on the holeshot. Won't do much for the top RPM, though.
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