and I are currently anchored in Lake Sylvia in Ft. Lauderdale and trapped on the boat
. LOL.... cascading failure galore! Westerbeke generator
wont start, main engine alternator
is dead and the dinghy engine
won't run. Lets just say the peeps are nearing mutiny.
I have a new to us recently purchased 1995 or so Yamaha 15hp Enduro 2-stroke. First time we put it on the dinghy
, she fired right up and ran great for about 2 minutes before the prop hub spun. Then she would rev but not go, like a slipping clutch
sort of thing - classic
spun prop hub.
So I got a new prop and installed it. Tried to fire up the engine - it will fire up with the choke out and revs up quick and then dies.
I removed the carburetor from the engine, replaced the fuel pump
diaphrams and sprayed carb cleaner all over everything cleaning
it all out as best I could with emphasis on the jets and such. Also replaced the fuel filter
. I could not get a complete carb rebuild
kit, nobody in Ft. Lauderdale has one in stock.
My efforts on the carb gave no result. I pump
the bulb until its hard - pull out the choke, give it 30% throttle and pull the starter cord. The engine will fire, rev up and then die. Same thing over and over. Pushing in the choke after it fires seems to make no difference. Leaving the choke out makes no difference. Fires - revs - dies. Giving it full throttle after it fires does nothing. Cutting the throttle back after it fires does nothing.
Any suggestions on what to try are greatly appreciated. Also any recommendations on a good 2-stroke Yamaha guy in Ft. Lauderdale are appreciated.
Note - I do not know what model engine this is. There is no data plate on the engine mounting bracket as there should be. The guy I bought it from thought it was a 1995 model. It is very clean and was supposedly lightly used in fresh water
only - purchased in Northern Alabama
the seller used it on a fishing
jon-boat. The local Yamaha dealer here in Lauderdale thinks it is a 15MLHT based on photos of the engine and the carb design - the last letter T which is year model could be incorrect.