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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-06-2013, 10:28 PM
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Posted By 500KE30
After running out of time and patience, I took my...

After running out of time and patience, I took my boat to a repair shop. There were a few things that had to be fixed, but the biggest culprit was the ignition coil was not getting the correct...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
Assuming the tachometer is somewhat accurate, I'm...

Assuming the tachometer is somewhat accurate, I'm getting about 30 degrees at about 2500 rpm. I can't get the engine speed any higher than that.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
After spending a few bucks on PB blaster and WD40...

After spending a few bucks on PB blaster and WD40 I was able to clean up the distributor and get the timing to advance but I'm still having the problem of limited engine speed. Kinda stuck right now...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-25-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
Confirmed that the mechanical advance was not...

Confirmed that the mechanical advance was not working. The timing never changed as I increased the engine speed and there was no movement of the rotor after taking the distributor cap off. Thanks...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
Points were adjusted to 0.018 by gap. I do not...

Points were adjusted to 0.018 by gap. I do not know what my advance is. I'll have to check that. I am assuming the firing order is ok since it idles smoothly.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By 500KE30
Yes, timing was confirmed to be set at 6 degrees....

Yes, timing was confirmed to be set at 6 degrees. Which is what it is supposed to be according to the owner's manual. The gas is only two weeks old. The engine sounds and runs fine up until 2500. A...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
I intentionally disconnected the throttle lever...

I intentionally disconnected the throttle lever from the carb. I've been opening the throttle right at the carb. I want to see if the engine will rev (in neutral) before confirming the transmission...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,975
Posted By 500KE30
'87 Prostar 190 2500 rev limit?

I recently bought a 1987 Prostar 190. I bought it cheap because it didn't run. After replacing the battery, fuel filters, starter, spark plugs, points, capacitor and rebuilding the carb the boat...
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