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Offline Craig5251

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #195 on: August 21, 2019, 11:45:08 PM »
Salt water just ensures there will be no long term life to the boat, doesn't change the right now situation. My muffler is not designed for salt water at all, nor should it ever get wet and left to air dry, or it will rust out and likely melt something if you don't catch it in time. These are lawn mower engines, salt water will eat them up and spit them out. If you like your Mokai, keep it out of that stuff.  :(

Yeah, that was my last time for sure. I may look at a Jon Boat down the road for the salt water, but no hurry.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #196 on: August 21, 2019, 11:47:15 PM »
I found Tomís link for cleaning the carb, but if thatís not it, Iíll give you a shout for sure. THANK YOU!

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #197 on: August 22, 2019, 12:36:23 PM »
I found Tomís link for cleaning the carb, but if thatís not it, Iíll give you a shout for sure. THANK YOU!

Tom sent me this link awhile back to aid in my reassembling the carb, tremendous help since I'm not the most mechanically inclined. You can just use the first half of the video for carb info and the second half if your looking to get a closer look at an intercooler set up.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUx3nmkqMJo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUx3nmkqMJo</a>

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #198 on: August 22, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »
Yeah, that was my last time for sure. I may look at a Jon Boat down the road for the salt water, but no hurry.

Good deal, glad to hear that. lol   A small 12 or 14' skiff would be good for salt water, fiberglass with an outboard is what you want to have out there in that stuff.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #199 on: August 23, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
Yeah, Iím thinking a small one with a jet outboard, but thatís a long way away.

I just ordered some Marine JB Weld, and will be resurfacing my wear ring soon.
Iíll find out Saturday after work if the motor starts. I drained the bowl, but had to get to work.
Iíll let you know how it goes!

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #200 on: August 25, 2019, 11:27:22 AM »
Well, I cleaned out the barb bowl ( was surprised at how only a small amount of gas dripped out ). Put the motor back in, and nothing......Not happy.
I will try doing a full clean out again. If that doesnít work, Iíll give Happul3 a visit.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #201 on: August 25, 2019, 02:21:28 PM »
Cleaned everything out, but wonít start at all. Plug & wire look good too.
There are two wires hanging from where the throttle joystick is, but Iím pretty sure itís from a previous accessory.

If your available next weekend Happul3, Iíd love to come see you! If you shoot me an address, that would be great!

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #202 on: August 25, 2019, 08:44:50 PM »
Do you have a safety kill switch? Is it hooked up and the key in it?
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« Reply #203 on: August 25, 2019, 09:32:19 PM »
You know, thatís a thought. Yes, itís hooked up, but but a couple times recently I pulled it out, and the engine kept running.
I do have a replacement, in case I lost it.
Other than the clip, how do I check the electronic part of it?

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« Reply #204 on: August 25, 2019, 10:19:50 PM »
The best way to test it is to unplug it, the function of that switch is to complete a circuit when pushed, or the lanyard key removed, and that grounds the coil shutting the engine off. Unplug the switch and the circuit stays open and it can't shut the engine down.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #205 on: August 26, 2019, 08:40:45 AM »
It is a pity carb cleaning did not help. If you'd like to come by, I am available the first half of this week - work flexible hours so  daytime or evening  would  be ok, but after that I am away till 9/9 at least. Otherwise we could troubleshoot remotely, but whether we do it remotely or not the steps will be basically the same:

Since you've already dealt with carb, confirm that fuel pump works well. To do so empty the carb bowl with drain plug, run the starter  (~10 secs, couple times  with minute intervals), drain the bowl. There should be about half bowl or more worth of gas. If that checks out you'll want to confirm fuel delivery into cylinder. Simplest way is to put fresh spark plug in (or a clean and dry old one), choke the motor, run starter for 5 sec or so, and remove the plug. It should smell strongly of gasoline, almost wet with it. If that checks out too, you want to troubleshoot presence of spark as I described  earlier. Incidentally, the possible kill switch issue that Tom pointed out will also present itself as absence of spark.


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Re: New owner!
« Reply #206 on: August 26, 2019, 08:52:52 PM »
Thanks Denis, Iíll try to check the safety tomorrow morning before work. The gas is definitely getting to the bowl, so thatís one down.
The connection for the safety is right under a rod holder the last owner put in, so it definitely got soaked! 🙏🙏🙏

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« Reply #207 on: August 27, 2019, 09:22:58 AM »
Wonderful news! It was the safety switch. I just unplugged it, and the engine started right up.
Iíll order a new one from eBay. Tom warned me about salt water & electronics. Boy was he ever right.
No more salt for this boat!

Thanx for all the help guys!!

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #208 on: August 27, 2019, 10:21:59 AM »
 ;) Glad I could help. Most problems with these engines have the simplest solutions.  \./8
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #209 on: August 27, 2019, 11:38:55 AM »
Wonderful news! It was the safety switch. I just unplugged it, and the engine started right up.
Iíll order a new one from eBay. Tom warned me about salt water & electronics. Boy was he ever right.
No more salt for this boat!

Thanx for all the help guys!!

For what itís worth, you may be able to repair the switch quite easily. The failure is likely due to the deterioration of the ďEĒ clip on the plunger shaft which retains the contact washer. Once you unfasten the switch from the mounting, the back part body can be screwed off. Be careful to not lose the coil spring. You may see, at this point, that the ďEĒclip has rusted off the plastic post. Just replace it with a stainless clip and it may solve your problem.

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