Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
DennisSVC, Stickfish36, Ruler1, TomSawyer, poolsj
105731 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 85947
hopalong 78098
Pilothawk 75038
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 64799
FattyMcButterpants 60790
Derek 🐝 58267
Tritonman 57558
LoneStarSon® 53252
SkeeterRonnie 52975
facebook
Forum Stats
105731 Members
60 Forums
851777 Topics
12134098 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12382868 - 08/11/17 09:52 PM 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine
scruboak Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 831
Loc: Cisco,tx
But every time you try to put in reverse it dies. Boat is in water not on muffs.

Top
#12383309 - 08/12/17 11:52 AM Re: 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine [Re: scruboak]
TrailHand Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 88
String around prop shaft maybe? Sounds like more torque getting put on it in reverse.

Is it OK when it's in forward?

Top
#12383326 - 08/12/17 12:12 PM Re: 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine [Re: scruboak]
scruboak Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 831
Loc: Cisco,tx
dies both ways fwd and reverse.

Top
#12383343 - 08/12/17 12:29 PM Re: 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine [Re: scruboak]
TrailHand Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 88
Yeah, first thing I'd do is check for 50' of braid wrapped around the prop if RPMs are good at idle. If that fails, next I'd look at fuel. Gunked up carbs (Ethanol), fuel lines, leaky bulb, stuff like that.

Any recent maintenance?

Top
#12383351 - 08/12/17 12:37 PM Re: 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine [Re: scruboak]
scruboak Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 831
Loc: Cisco,tx
friend replaced all coils plugs, fuel pump ,gas tank, primer bulb. I filled it up yesterday with non ethanol gas.

Top
#12383873 - 08/12/17 09:01 PM Re: 1973 65 hp Johnson idles fine [Re: scruboak]
TrailHand Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 88
Whoops, then i'd start looking at coil wires all the way to the plug. Maybe one was pulled off accidentally.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide