outboard problems need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by Cory247, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Cory247
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    When I done the carb. Rebuild when I first bought it it wasn't actually me who.done it I had a mate who.is like an outboard mechanic just not qualified but knows I
    His stuff as for the fuel pump rebuild that was me and I pulled it out pulled it apart cleaned everything and basic replaced all the internals with brand new parts
     
  2. Cory247
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    Ok well I cleaned out the carby and put it back on this arv and cranked over the motor she took a bit to get going but started in the end and it seems that it is no longer leaking fuel any.more however it is idling rough as guts but that should.hopefully be an easy fix does anyone know the.specs that the idle screws should be set to and what rpm it should idle at?
     
  3. PAR
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    You're attempting to tune and perform assembly rebuilds, without a manual for your engine? This is the first tool you buy for the boat, if you plan on fixing things yourself.
     
  4. powerabout
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    it it was that simple they would be fixed jets
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Absolutely correct, but shelling out for a manual seems to meet with a lot of resistance from tinkerers ! :rolleyes:
     
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    I would buy a manual but it's near impossible to.find one ice been looking for.months
     
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  8. Cory247
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    That's half my problem I have no idea of the exact year all I know is that it is a late 70's model because the serial number on the swivel bracket does not come up with anything at any marine stores and as far as the model goes it is a mercury 1150 inline 6 blue band thats all I know, basically for everything I have been doing I have been googling the hell out of it finding a whole bunch of diagrams/info etc off any outboard similar to mine and utilising what I can out of it the rest I just kinda wing it and hope for the best I guess, sounds dodgy as hell I know but it's just a simple case of not being able to afford an outboard mechanic otherwise I would throw the outboard at him and say go for gold
     
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  10. Cory247
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    Yeah it is a 115hp
     
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  12. Mr Efficiency
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    Hey Cory, give Bert Skuce a ring, he is a mobile outboard mechanic around Brisbane, a Mercury man for many years might know where you can source a workshop manual.
     
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  14. Cory247
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    Hey guys cheers I have downloaded a workshop manual only thing is it has just about everything in it except how to set the idle screws
     

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