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  • Pete
    Water temp sensor
    I have a 2003 mercury 25hp 4 stroke outboard. Started to misfire and run rough. Noticed the water temp sensor has a broken nipple where it screws into the engine block. Will this cause the engine to r...
    2003 Smoker-craft 151 / 150 Stinger SC | answers (0)
  • Brittany
    89 Mercruiser 4.3L V6 - not turning over
    Recently got boat basically for free being told it was in great shape just hadn't been run in 9 years, upon inspection at home, we realized the engine had been submerged up to the distributer cap, pos...
    1989 Sea ray 180 BR I/O | answers (0)
  • Jody
    Advance, IN
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    Hi -89 Lowe pontoon went boating and left the key at ho...
    1989 Sylvan 19 Eliminator SC | answers (0)
  • Gord
    no oil in bottom end
    I have a 2011 merc 50hp outboard. It was serviced last fall at a merc dealer. Lower end and engine oils were to have been changed. In the spring I noticed what I thought was a small patch of oil under...
    2011 Lund 1625 Rebel SS | answers (0)
  • Mart
    Reed replacement
    I've got a 1993 force 70 hp outboard that needs reeds told it's not idling because I'm not getting fuel to 2nd and 3rd cylinder.itll start but won't idle without a little many...
    1993 Bayliner Classic 1604 O/B | answers (0)
  • Karen
    Blown Engine
    We had our boat winterized and dewinterized at a marina.  When they dewinterized they said we needed new manifolds which they installed.  We took the boat out 3 times and the engine was not running ri...
    2007 Sea ray 220 SunDeck | answers (0)
  • Johnny
    Minneapolis, MN
    1973 starlift v178, 1973 evinrude 115hp
    It starts and run after a few seconds then it dies I don't know what is wrong with it I replaced headgaskets, spark plugs. And now I don't know what else to do it's my first time owning a boat.
    1973 Starcraft Starcruiser | answers (0)
  • Jeremy
    Mabank, TX
    87 volvo penta inboard moter. 4 cylinder 120 horse
    Small screw sucked into my air filter. Im thinking it went under an exhaust valve because its running bad and much louder. I took off intake no good. Its under the valve.....want to take off the head ...
    1987 Bayliner Capri 1750 I/O | answers (0)
  • Mary
    Mascerator Pumps
    What is the difference between a Jabsco Self-priming waste pump Model  18590-2092 and a Tek Motion 12 V Marine Macerator Waste Water Pump. Ours was not working when we bought the boat so we need to re...
    2002 Aqua Sport 205 Osprey | answers (0)
  • Rick
    Serial number not found (78 mercury 50 hp thunderb...
    Where can I go online to find a boat motor serial number.
    When I search for parts and enter the serial number it says number not found the number I have came off the transom plate and I can't find an...
    1978 Mercury 50 hp thunderbolt | answers (0)