Outboard birthday

 Decided that as my Suzi’s are getting onto the dreaded 1000 hrs I’d better have a closer look at them.

Im not 100% but I thought they may have dropped 100-200rpm at full bore.

While there are a few simple reasons that this could be the case, (stretched cables, fuel filters etc) I thought it warranted a closer look at them in general.

So stripped off all the intake gear, injectors, fuel pumps and Vapor separator 

A days fiddling around but internally everything looked spotless, barely a light film of faint oil in the intake with zero build up (no EGR system helps), 

Clayton’s clean of the injectors with carby cleaner and a 9 volt battery, no blocked nozzles

Stripped vapor seperator and pump/strainer (no varnish or clumps to be seen as others have reported)

Changed LP and HP filters

Decoked with plugs out from a spray can (not sure how effective this is but some shit came out)

Adjusted throttle cable.

All other service items done at end of last trip.

Chucked it in the water and gained about 150rpm on that outboard. (5400-5600)

Never been 100% happy with the 21” props as we run very heavily laiden, so borrowed a pair of 19” off my good friend Mr Stone  and with boat very light they got to near 6000 which I am happier with as they should be near max rpm of the range at lighter load.

So a quick WTB ad turns up someone with a pair of used 19” from Ryan C which probably need a tidy up so now just to wait for the weather to f**k off next week and off to the islands for

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 give me left nut to have the

Fri, 2018-06-29 20:02

 give me left nut to have the confidence to strip a motor back, can do basics but your next level 

 

 whats the throttle cable adjustment?

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 Ha I was thinking exactly

Fri, 2018-06-29 20:26

 Ha I was thinking exactly the same thing reading this

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Props

Fri, 2018-06-29 20:46

 great talking to you today Rob , have to get up for a trip one day with you to the islands - this forum is bloody helpful at times ! Good luck mate. 

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 Likewise Ryan, but the forum

Fri, 2018-06-29 21:19

 Likewise Ryan, but the forum is bloody handy all the time, once you sort the wheat from the chaff!

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Nothing better than working

Fri, 2018-06-29 21:19

Nothing better than working on your own gear. Great way to understand what you have and is usefull knowledge should something fail in the middle of nowhere

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Fri, 2018-06-29 21:21

 This forum itself-on the ipad where I posted, all pics are normal orientation.

But wonky on here...

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 Nice work Rob. Best thing

Fri, 2018-06-29 22:20

 Nice work Rob. Best thing you can do for an outboard (and boat) is use it all the time I reckon!

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Saved yourself some coin

Sat, 2018-06-30 09:07

 At a guess probably $1k for a dealer to perform that work, maybe more.

Good to know the Suzi's were still in good shape at 1000hrs, I ran a Yammy 4stroke 60Hp out to 1000hrs and it still ran like a new one, timing belt and valve clearance check was going to be a big day out though, boat was upgraded.

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 Your a big bushel of wheat

Sat, 2018-06-30 09:23

 Your a big bushel of wheat Rob. Nice one. 

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Sat, 2018-06-30 09:42

 Haha, I dont even know what that means but Im guessing its a Hillary's thing

Lucky these dont have EGR's or theyd be clagged like shit...

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 Do those Suzies come up for

Sat, 2018-06-30 10:27

 Do those Suzies come up for valve clearance check/adjust at some stage?

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 Yeah they do, but use shims

Sat, 2018-06-30 13:55

 Yeah they do, but use shims like the older Hiluxes etc
Generally you hear them rattling if they get loose but dont seem to wear anywhere near the standard tappet set up.

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