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Forum: Motors and Props 10-15-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By staylor
Check your throttle linkage to make sure that...

Check your throttle linkage to make sure that when the control handle is in neutral that the linkage is actually being against the idle stop on the motor. I had this issue on my Merc 150 4S when the...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-13-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By staylor
Thermostat- on my 2013 150 4s the stat specs are:...

Thermostat- on my 2013 150 4s the stat specs are:
115-125 degrees stat is supposed to begin opening
150 degrees stat is fully open
I take it that you donít have a Merc Monitor installed so that...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By staylor
I run a Merc 150 4S too- and I troll a lot in the...

I run a Merc 150 4S too- and I troll a lot in the 800-1000 rpm range. My plugs read a light tan- no soot and definitely not black like yours. As others have posted it could be the wrong plug after a...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-29-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By staylor
if you Google: Mercury outboard carb parts ...

if you Google: Mercury outboard carb parts then you will find several suppliers who may have the parts kit. If your carb appears to be a Mikuni then they have a fairly comprehensive parts site...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-28-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By staylor
I had a 1990 25 Merc and it had breakerless ...

I had a 1990 25 Merc and it had breakerless electronic ignition. Test the ignition by seeing if the spark at cranking without plugs will jump a 3/8 inch gap- or take an old plug, cut off the outer...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-28-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By staylor
Going into this topic a bit deeper should take...

Going into this topic a bit deeper should take into consideration the fact that the Spitfire props are progressive pitch- ie, the pitch at the leading edge of the blade is 1-1.5 inches less than the...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-27-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By staylor
It does look like cavitation burn. Since your...

It does look like cavitation burn. Since your motor height doesn't seem too high from the pic then the damage you are seeing can be due to:

1. A bad prop- but the Spitfire has run well on many,...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-05-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By staylor
I used to say the same things- until I traded my...

I used to say the same things- until I traded my 2002 Opti 150 in and bought a 2013 Merc 150 4S. Weight penalty was all of 25 lbs, top end of the 4S is within plus or minus 1 mph of the Opti using...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-03-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By staylor
Weight of 175 Opti is 431 lbs, weight of present...

Weight of 175 Opti is 431 lbs, weight of present 175 Merc 4S is 475 lbs, 470 lbs for the Pro-XS 175. The 175 4S is a V-6, just like your Opti.
Doug
Forum: Motors and Props 08-28-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By staylor
I run a Starcraft SF-176 w. 150 Merc 4S. Iím...

I run a Starcraft SF-176 w. 150 Merc 4S. Iím surprised your seeing 6000 rpm since the rev limiter on the 150 usually kicks in at 5900-5950.. In any event, if you have 0% slip your boat will not move-...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-27-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By staylor
There are 2 different ignition systems used on...

There are 2 different ignition systems used on the Ď78 Merc 4.5. Serial numbers below 2771622 use a conventional breaker point ignition. Higher serial numbers have an ignition system from Mercís...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-27-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By staylor
I've had great work done by Mark's Performance...

I've had great work done by Mark's Performance Propellers in Shelbyville, IN. He's done 4 props for me over the years and his rework/blueprinting/finishing always have been top notch.

He did balk...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-27-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By staylor
I have a 2014 Merc 150 4s that also acted a bit...

I have a 2014 Merc 150 4s that also acted a bit weird during shifts with a drifting idle speed. I have a factory shop manual so I checked out the idle stop setting and the throttle cable and found...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-22-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By staylor
The old Merc 125 is just about indestructible. I...

The old Merc 125 is just about indestructible. I doubt if the motor even noticed you were lugging it for the past 2 seasons. In fact, the old rules from Merc for setting engines up for cruisers or...
Forum: Boats 08-18-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By staylor
It sounds like the shrink wrap may have been put...

It sounds like the shrink wrap may have been put on in damp weather which is never a good idea- especially on an aluminum boat. Depending on the storage site, the temperature changes over time can...
Forum: Boats 08-17-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By staylor
Keuka- I've been following this thread with some...

Keuka- I've been following this thread with some interest and the item that stuck out was your upstate NY location. I'm wondering if you are on one of the Finger Lakes- which are noted for having...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-13-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By staylor
I've run several Starcraft 14 ft utilities, and...

I've run several Starcraft 14 ft utilities, and the 14 "lake fisherman" (with extra freeboard), with various motors- Evinrude 6 hp and 15 hp, Merc 7.5, 9.8 and 15's. All were 2 stroke motors. With...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By staylor
X2 on TomP's post- The 100 ft-lb requirement for...

X2 on TomP's post- The 100 ft-lb requirement for the high performance Merc hubs on the larger motors is critical- you need a real, measured torque or you'll get rattle and vibration. Read the...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-24-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By staylor
MY GF has a 115 4S Merc on her Pontoon boat- I...

MY GF has a 115 4S Merc on her Pontoon boat- I think it around a 2015 model. It does not have the looseness seen in your videos. If anything, the mounts on the 115 seem around the same stiffness as...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By staylor
Mikuni carbs used on some older Mercs- aka...

Mikuni carbs used on some older Mercs- aka ďYamma-Mercsď built during Mercís joint venture with Yamaha- are not fun to work on- they have various issues that can drive you crazy. I went thru a year...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-05-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By staylor
Most of the Alumacrafts running around my area...

Most of the Alumacrafts running around my area seem to be running a lot of trim for best running attitude, and you are getting torque steer from the high trim angle you are running.

For a sanity...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-18-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By staylor
I'm with Waxy- because of the long flared tube...

I'm with Waxy- because of the long flared tube either a Bravo 1 LT or a Bravo 1 that has had the PVS holes added by a prop shop.
Doug
Forum: Motors and Props 05-15-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By staylor
Your Merc dealer should have them in stock- they...

Your Merc dealer should have them in stock- they cost about a dollar each. If you pull plugs with the prop on the motor then you can pry them out with a screwdriver with a couple of wraps of tape to...
Forum: Boats 05-08-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By staylor
Iíve run with kill switches since my outboard...

Iíve run with kill switches since my outboard racing days in the early 1960ís. I started with a spring loaded deadman throttle combined with full butterflys in the carbs so if you got dumped the...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-22-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By staylor
Running the 4S motors, Merc suggests running all...

Running the 4S motors, Merc suggests running all holes plugged with solid plugs, and my experience is that the 150 4S needs far less vent area than my old 150 Opti, so I agree with Merc somewhat.
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