grayish oil from my exhaust

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by kenrahe, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. kenrahe
    Joined: Apr 2010
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    kenrahe Sunseeker

    my top cylinder is not firing but has good spark no broken or stuck reed valve could this be my problem an what is it.seems to smoke more than normal it's on a 2004 9.9 mercury no water in my lower end checked level and ok.no water.:mad:
     
  2. kenrahe
    Joined: Apr 2010
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    Location: pomfret ct

    kenrahe Sunseeker

    thanks to everyone especially wyand n

    :) :p :D thanks to everyone for your feed back.especially WYAND N from south africa finally got the time to get to the motor after work with all ya'll's suggestions,and switched the coils around and now the top cylinder is firing and not the bottom.so today i'm going to our boat to get it ready to put back in for this season an get a new coil so now thanks to you guy's i have a safe an reliable dingy an motor for my wife and son. thanks thanks thanks:) ;) :p :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If it is not firing, the unburnt fuel and oil will emulsify with the cooling water and come out gray. Have you done a compression test?
     
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