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Old 05-29-2016, 02:02 PM
catchinwalleyes catchinwalleyes is offline
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My brother repowered with a 2007 Opti. After having it out a couple of times it started acting up and we are wondering what people think. When he first gets it in the water it runs well. After a long run, then some fishing, is when it acts up. It starts and idles fine. Put it in gear and it is fine, but when he attempts to give it throttle it will not go. It seems like it is choking itself out. After a bunch of attempts, it will finally go. At this point it starts to have a lot of exhaust smoke. Any ideas or experience with something like this? Attempting to share video.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:09 PM
Kevin23 Kevin23 is offline
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Replace the fuel filter and check all fuel lines for damage. Its possible the previous owner ran ethanol in it and has corroded down the fuel lines. Also check the primer bulb and fuel lines from the tank. Might as well pull the plugs and inspect them as well, if its choking out they are likely fouled.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:31 PM
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Default Anti siphon valve

I run a 2003 Opti 135. I had the exact same set of symptoms that you are having. Motor would starve for fuel and stall out. No alarms My mechanic checked all the usual suspects. Fuel filter, fuel lines, ball. What he found was a stuck anti siphon valve. At the top of the fuel tank their is a ball valve device. It's purpose is to prevent fuel from back flowing into the tank in the event of a fire. In my case the ball got stuck and prevented the fuel from flowing to the engine. Replaced that device and she ran like a dream. I'm not a mechanic and by no means a diagnostician. Merely providing my experience, so you can a have a good conversation with your outboard tech.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:28 PM
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I run a 2003 Opti 135. I had the exact same set of symptoms that you are having. Motor would starve for fuel and stall out. No alarms My mechanic checked all the usual suspects. Fuel filter, fuel lines, ball. What he found was a stuck anti siphon valve. At the top of the fuel tank their is a ball valve device. It's purpose is to prevent fuel from back flowing into the tank in the event of a fire. In my case the ball got stuck and prevented the fuel from flowing to the engine. Replaced that device and she ran like a dream. I'm not a mechanic and by no means a diagnostician. Merely providing my experience, so you can a have a good conversation with your outboard tech.
Very good suggestion. I also had that issue with a 225 opti. Changed the valve, no more problems.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:57 PM
catchinwalleyes catchinwalleyes is offline
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2000 Ranger 692. Does it have the same valve system?
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:57 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:03 PM
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Default fuel hoses and maybe gas tank open tank cap and try start on water

prime very good, is fuel filter housing with red cap tight

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