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Old 08-02-2016, 13:27   #16
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Re: TOHATSU 18HP E2 TYPE, 2 STROKE ENGINE

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NO GRINDING. NO BAD SOUNDS. ENGINE RUNS SMOOTH LIKE A BABY. JUST SLIPPING GOIND FORWARD ACCELERATING.
THE PROP HUB LOOKS GREAT TO US.
I CANNOT IMAGINE THE PROP IS THE PROB.
WE TRIED REVERSE. SOUNDED GOOD AS USUAL, BUT OFFCOURSE WE COULDNT ACCELERATE AND TEST THE STRENGTH OF THE ENGINE.
Oh well, I tried.
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Old 08-02-2016, 14:18   #17
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Re: TOHATSU 18HP E2 TYPE, 2 STROKE ENGINE

Actually, I have had the same experience (same symptoms including the fact that turning the prop by hand produced no slip at all) with an Evinrude 8. It turned out to be a worn dog clutch in the lower gearbox. 20$ for a good condition secondhand replacement from the local outboard wreckers.

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Re: TOHATSU 18HP E2 TYPE, 2 STROKE ENGINE

It was the propeller hub slipping. Bought a new prophet and it ran like a racehorse.
Other question: do those outboards need service from time to time and what needs to be done?
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Re: TOHATSU 18HP E2 TYPE, 2 STROKE ENGINE

Just standard basic engine maintenance, will all be covered in the manual which you SHOULD buy one of, how can you do anything to the engine if you don't know the specs, eg, amount/grade of oil, torque settings, correct plug and gap......
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Re: TOHATSU 18HP E2 TYPE, 2 STROKE ENGINE

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It was the propeller hub slipping. Bought a new prophet and it ran like a racehorse.
Other question: do those outboards need service from time to time and what needs to be done?
King regards an thanks again to anybody.
2 strokes don't need much maintenance. Fresh spark plugs every so often, grease the grease points and change the gear oil. The owner's manual will tell you how often.

If you don't have the owner's manual, you can download it here:
Tohatsu Outboard Motor - Owners Manuals


Oh, and it wouldn't cost much to get your old propeller re-bushed and then you can keep it as a spare.
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