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 Posted: Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 02:02 pm
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Limpopoking
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Just a thought... Why not bypass your present fuel pump and temporarily fit a 12v aftermarket pump... Maybe the current mechanical pump isn't putting out enough pressure.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 05:49 pm
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I have had this motor for quite a few years now and she ran great on my little Gemini Duck.
then the original Fuel pump started leaking so I blocked off the hole in the block and fitted an elect pump in its place
it was around this time that it started doing this, which is why I decided to fit the original pump again with new gaskets and diaphram etc
This motor also has a new wiring harness, this has not changed anything as well as two known good coil packs



This can only be the carbs or CDI and I'm leaning towards carbs as when the primer is pumped it gets a little better. so has to be issue with the float bowl as a blockage further up would not change if the primer was pumped

on the carbs I'm wondering if the little round center gastket is not sealing.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 27th, 2021 06:01 pm
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So...... you know that feeling you get when you can kick yourself cause of your stupidity

Well I can kick myself
Today I decided I wanted to check the carbs again but instead of stripping one carb at the time I ended up stripping both on the table

I always strip and place each part in order so it goes back the same way it came out, when comparing the parts I realised one of the floats was upside down.:shock:

I think this has been the problem with this motor the last few years, as when it started I had cleaned the carbs on the river and being in a rush I must have installed it incorrectly.
Well I also realised that one of the slow speed jets was swapped in the bottom carb

She idles without that lean cough she had and I will test her tomorrow in the harbour. I'm bloody certain this has solved my issue.
I also did a compression test on the motor and both cylinders are 150 PSI so the so everyone will see my Johnson will live a little longer :):)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2021 05:17 am
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... And... How did it go?

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2021 07:59 am
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Howzit, on Saturday I was checking the weather and it said a light to moderate North Easter, so I packed the boat and hooked it to the bakkie ready to go fishing
 
I left home around 03:45, early to get onto the water before the Sunrise so launched around 4:25 just as it was getting bright enough to see clearly, parked the bakkie and pushed off. Now normally there are a few other people at the club busy launching or getting ready, but today was dead quiet no one else was there, I then thought to myself what do they know that I don’t, but anyways this is not gonna stop me.
 
I always launch with the main engine tilted up as means I can climb on before the water gets too deep and get to the middle of the channel using the little kicker 5hp. So I dropped the main engine and turned the key only to hear a grinding noise from the starter, turns out I should not have lubricated the Bendix shaft as now the Bendix was slipping and no engaging the teeth correctly, I first thought the battery could be flat, so I switched to my spare battery this did exactly the same.
 
Now at this time I had the lighty riding around in circles using the kicker motor to keep me away from the bank
 
So I was not going to turn back now, I cut a small piece of rope and proceeded to pull start the motor, it took around 10 attempts to get it going, I replaced the cover and set off.
 
Once I left the silt canal, I opened up the throttle a little to warm up the motor a little more, and when I got to the sunken boat on the left I gunned it.
 
Well now remember I have had this motor for a few years and its been bogging for a while. So I start counting in my head 1 2 3 4 5 and guess what no bogging, jeepers I was happy it ran very very well.
 
She is a little under powered for this Titanic of I boat I have, she is very stern heavy so took a long long time to get on the plane, but she planed and that’s all that counted yesterday. I hit a top speed of around 34km/h on the GPS
 
The wind was howling in the bay and the swells were rather large near the entrance, kids all went very quiet and they looked a little green.
 
So I turned around and took a nice long ride through the bay all the way back to the silt canal where we anchored. I caught a nice size Gurnard on my lures.
 
 
All in all a lekker day, I got home around midday and opened the Bendix and cleaned it out properly, and used grease on the shaft, now she starts again.
 
I have a 11x 15 prop on the Johnson, she runs full throttle at 4800RPM at 34km/h I’m not too concerned about top speed, what size prop should I go for?
 
I’m thinking a 13 inch pitch but not sure on diameter.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2021 08:27 am
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Awesome... You must be relieved. Just as an aside, I've gone through half a century of messing with countless engines and the most lube I've ever applied to a bendix is Q10 or 20 to displace debris. I don't believe in grease on the shaft.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2021 09:00 am
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Limpopoking wrote: Awesome... You must be relieved. Just as an aside, I've gone through half a century of messing with countless engines and the most lube I've ever applied to a bendix is Q10 or 20 to displace debris. I don't believe in grease on the shaft.the only reason I sprayed Q20 onto the shaft was because of surface rust, everything bloody rusts here.

once you bend all the tabs open for the bendix it as a little rubber clutch and that was slipping. all cleaned out with carb cleaner, and she will be good for another 40 years.
I should get my Yamaha Block back this week.
then I have to assemble the whole thing again, jeepers tools have gotten expensive, I need to invest in a small torque wrench 10nm , will see if I can borrow one from our local workshops here.

Not in a rush with the yammy as she needs a new skeg and a repaint and tons of degreaser and sand paper.

still trying to decide do I go back to original with the red/white stripes from the 80s or do I paint it grey.
leaning towards the retro orignal look as I loved the blue.

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