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Old 08-09-2011, 21:19   #1
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9.9hp Outboard Question

Hi Folks,

I currently have 1985 (I think) evinrude long shaft 2 stroke. Motor is running good most of the time. Sometimes dies on me when throteling down and it's hard to start sometimes right after. Happened few times already. Kind of scary when i'm coming into the marina.

I had it serviced and still the same thing. now also i'm getting quite a bit of sludge coming out of little hole at the bottom of the shaft. I believe they are to relieve back pressure - they seem to go just right through.

I'm considering picking up another outboard. I have my eye set on 2005 honda 9.9 4 stroke extra long shaft with electric start and cockpit control. It's going for $2000. what's your take on those motors? any good? What's the weight of those motors - i can't find specs for them.

i'm sort of on the fance... put some money into mine old motor or invest in the newer honda... ahhhhhhhh... decisions. :-)
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Old 08-09-2011, 21:47   #2
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Re: 9.9hp Outboard Question

Those hondas do terrible with ethanol gas.
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Re: 9.9hp Outboard Question

i had a honda 8--hated it. bought as nissan 9.8...LOVED it.
had many evinrude/johnson engines and they were awesome--reliable and easy to start.
hated the honda because it was too hard for me to start.
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oh wow... i'm glad that i posted a question here. Maybe changing to that Honda is not the greatest idea.

Maybe I should just do some work on my old moter over the winter... so far it's been quite faithful... just few incidents and that sludge is starting to concern me.

Any other feedback on Honda's?? i'm starting to reconsider my decision.
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Ethanol gas is your problem. Rebuild your carb and try to get pure gas.
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Re: 9.9hp Outboard Question

I second (or third) the ethanol comments.

One thing to keep in mind when considering remote controls is that the cable linkages are another thing you need to deal with when removing the motor of servicing, to take it home or remove it for storage.
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Try running a jug of Sea Foam thru it, I always add Stabil fuel additive to all my small engines. Ethanol......ya gotta hate it!
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oh wow... i'm glad that i posted a question here. Maybe changing to that Honda is not the greatest idea.

Maybe I should just do some work on my old moter over the winter... so far it's been quite faithful... just few incidents and that sludge is starting to concern me.

Any other feedback on Honda's?? i'm starting to reconsider my decision.
I have a Nissan 9.9 2 stroke and have had it stall a few times exactly like you described but it's always been because I didn't let it warm up enough. When I warm her up, I never have an issue. Maybe it's the same thing with your existing motor? Just my 2 cents (Now only worth 1.75 cents with the devaluing dollar)
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Hi Folks,

I currently have 1985 (I think) evinrude long shaft 2 stroke. Motor is running good most of the time. Sometimes dies on me when throteling down and it's hard to start sometimes right after. Happened few times already. Kind of scary when i'm coming into the marina.

I had it serviced and still the same thing. now also i'm getting quite a bit of sludge coming out of little hole at the bottom of the shaft. I believe they are to relieve back pressure - they seem to go just right through.

I'm considering picking up another outboard. I have my eye set on 2005 honda 9.9 4 stroke extra long shaft with electric start and cockpit control. It's going for $2000. what's your take on those motors? any good? What's the weight of those motors - i can't find specs for them.

i'm sort of on the fance... put some money into mine old motor or invest in the newer honda... ahhhhhhhh... decisions. :-)
What gas/oil mix are you using? The sludge you are seeing is unburned oil.

Check your plugs to see how the engine is running. These engines are virtually bomb proof and well worth spending a few bucks on providing they aren't totally worn out or corroded beyond redemption
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