Squirt in CT

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Squirt in CT

Postby BulldogBoater » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:13 pm

I'm just not getting back active on the forum after a year or so of inactivity. It was nice to read this entire thread.

You've done some excellent work.

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Re: Squirt in CT

Postby mikweber » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:59 pm

Hi Folks,

I am finally getting ready for the splash, and have run into some engine problems with my brand new Suzuki DF20A outboard.

Today I started my new outboard for the first time to find that no water was coming out of the tell-tale (pee hole). I read on a forum that it the engine might need to warm up before water would come out, so i ran it for 5 minutes on idle. Almost exactly at 5 minutes an alarm went off, and I shut down the motor immediately - no water had come out at all during the 5 minutes of run.

The engine was in a bucket of water up to the anti-cavitation plate the entire time. When i eventually put this on the boat, the engine will sit with the anti-caviation plate about 1 inch below the bottom of the boat (per the manual).

Any ideas on why no water is coming out? I am also not positive if the alarm was related.


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