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#12375600 - 08/07/17 06:18 AM Help wont run over 1/2 speed?
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 662
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i bought a very clean 2008 pontoon with a 2008 Merc 2 stroke oil injected 50 hp motor.this boat has less than 30 operating hours.it sat a lot. it starts right up and runs great up to 1/2 speed and thats it just bogs down. only one time in 4 trips did it open up after i put sea foam and new plugs in it and new filter and gas line and bulb runs like new to 1/2 throttle beyond that it just bogs down.filter is still full of gas and pumping the ball makes no diff? any ideas? out of gear it will rev hi easy.


Edited by hawghoover (08/07/17 06:18 AM)

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#12375798 - 08/07/17 09:01 AM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: hawghoover]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1627
Loc: Richland-Chambers
Take it to a certified mechanic.
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#12376049 - 08/07/17 11:46 AM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: hawghoover]
HoustonCatfisher Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Loc: Hockley, Texas
Sounds as if the fuel system needs attention. I would not use seafoam in this case.
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#12376139 - 08/07/17 12:52 PM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: hawghoover]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18120
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Sell it and buy one of these

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#12376352 - 08/07/17 03:56 PM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: hawghoover]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Has anyone checked the throttle linkage to see if it getting full throttle?
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#12377042 - 08/08/17 05:33 AM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: gary purdy]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 662
Loc: Lewisville Tx
yes it will run full throttle once in a while for about 15 sec then slow to 1/2
Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Has anyone checked the throttle linkage to see if it getting full throttle?

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#12379406 - 08/09/17 03:28 PM Re: Help wont run over 1/2 speed? [Re: hawghoover]
boatman025 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 552
Loc: Wylie
Sound like need carbs rebuilt
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