View Full Version : LTR 205v..is this normal?

06-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Purchased 2001 205v the end of last summer. Used it twice and once this year. Changed fluids, oil along with the empeller. Tranny fluid to 15-40. Fires up and 1-2 seconds later idle rises and settles back down. Then runs slightly rough. Is the RPM rise normal?

Thanks in advance.

Love the boat and will post pics

06-17-2012, 12:01 PM
I would have the IAC checked and is the spark arrestor clean?

06-17-2012, 12:45 PM
I have the same year/ model with 310hp predator(tbi std engine). When starting it does go up to ~1200 rpm for an instant (not sure if its as long as 2 sec though) then drops quickly to ~700 rmp idle. Almost drops too fast but doesn't die so assume all is ok. Runs great with smooth idle in or out of gear.

If it seems like its running up too high, check to make sure there is some play in the throttle cable. Mine was running a little higher at idle one day when cold and when i pushed back on the throttle shaft, it idled right down. Moved the throttle cable position to give it a little play and is working fine now.