To better help answer service related questions,PLEASE at least give the complete model number of the outboard in question, and the serial number. That way the experts and myself, just a specialist, can give you the correct info the first time.
Outboards may be of a different year than the boat and things change constantly in this business, sometimes even during the year of production. That is why the whole model number is so important, it tells if there is a mid-year change that could be essential in answering a technical inquiry. Also tell us about your boat, prop, top rpm, your dealer and your part of the country, especially if this is your first post here.
It would also be advisable to mention to us if any boat, wiring, or engine work was perfomed before the problem cropped up, and what exactly was done and by whom. In addition, tell us the last time the item worked correctly.
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Please don't title your post with the word HELP, title it according to the subject matter, such as "1999 225 Johnson hard to start". You will get more and better answers that way.
If you don't post the model number, you may be subject to taunts, laughter, shunning, ridicule, and generally being made fun of. You have been warned!
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