Suzuki 150hp flushing issue

Hi Guys,


I'm having an issue with my 2013 model suzuki 150hp outboard not feeding any water out of the tell tale when connected to the ear muffs and hose at home.  Tell tale has been fine when out on the ocean but will not pass any water though when at home wether it is in neutral or forward/reverse.  Any advice would be much appreciated.



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Blow a little compressed air

Sun, 2019-09-08 12:59

Blow a little compressed air down the telltale with motor off

Alternatively inside the outboard cover should a small rubber hose connected to the tell tale.
Unplug from both ends and clean with a bit of wire.


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 that blocked rubber plug is

Sun, 2019-09-08 17:04

 that blocked rubber plug is where i had a prob . easy as to clean out 


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Try moving the muffs around

Sun, 2019-09-08 13:57

Try moving the muffs around the intake  and put a bit of pressure on them with your hands also.. you  should start to see some water movement 

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Maybe not enough hose

Sun, 2019-09-08 14:51

Maybe not enough hose pressure. My 150 yams need a bit of tilt before any water comes out of the telltale.  


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She’s blocked

Sun, 2019-09-08 15:30

I use whipper snipper line , keep some in the boat at all times. Just remember to tie a knot in one end ! 


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Thanks fellas. Changed the

Sun, 2019-09-08 17:28

Thanks fellas. Changed the angle of the muffs around a bit and got it going 

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Twin 150hp Yamaha's

Mon, 2019-09-09 12:02

I had problems getting mine going, until I bought the dual feed outboard flushers...these are great, highly recommended