Re: [OMC-Boats] Possible carb issue.

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:05:14 -0700 (PDT)

You might try backing your idle adjustment screws on the bottom of the carb another quarter or half turn.  I was having idle problems in that the engine would barely run at an idle.  I finally pulled the carb and reset everything.  I backed out the idle adjustment screws 2.5 turns to start but had to back them out slightly more before the idle problem cleared up.

As for the prop, I didn't have any problems finding a replacement prop for mine.  Seemed to be still available around here (Dallas).  Mine cost me about $85.00.
Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive

--- On Sun, 9/13/09, jd <jdood@...> wrote:

From: jd <jdood@...>
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Possible carb issue.
To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <>
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 10:16 PM

On Sep 13, 2009, at 7:16 PM, Justin DeSantis wrote:

> So I got the boat out today, on lake Erie. Had a good time, but it was
> choppy as heck. Anyhow, boat ran great, except for a minor
> intermittent problem. Due to the choppy water and tons of sailboats, I
> spent a lot of time idling around. At one point, the engine just died.
> I restarted and it fired right up and idled fine. But when I put the
> boat in gear, it would stall. Several times, same thing. Now heres why
> I think it's a carb issue. If before I start it, I move the throttle
> to full a few times then start, it goes in to gear fine. Almost seems
> like it was starving for fuel when load was on the engine. If I primed
> it before starting, the problem was cured. Happened a few times, same
> story every time. So, it looks like some carb work in my future. Has
> anyone seen similar symptoms? I've not encountered this problem
> before.

mine used to do a similar thing.    then as a bandaid,  i just REALLY slowly increased the throttle speed.   That got me by.    And now for some reason, it doesn't do it as much anymore.   i haven't tried just thrusting into forward,  but i know im giving it gas faster than i used to be able
> Oh, one other issue. Shallow ramp. Rocks. Nice ding in the prop. What
> the best (cheapest) source for a new prop? Any good online retailers?

a prop repair might be your best bet.   my prop repair guy immediately saw my prop and said "good luck finding one" - they come up on ebay occasionally, but costly (like $200 plus?).    prop repair cost on mine:  $75.

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