Timing can- not be properly set using the conventional method. Other items that can help reduce vapor locking are: Letting an engine idle for 3-5 minutes before shutting it off. No problem, our crack team of customer service agents are standing by waiting for your call, email or live chat so they can help you find what you need and assist you in placing your order. Check the inlet fuel line to ensure that a good solid flow of fuel is in the line instead of a mixture of fuel and vapors. Refer to Transom Assembly sections of this manual for identification information. Improper repair may result in injury to the mechanic and may render the sterndrive unit unsafe for the boat operator and passengers. Putting insulation between the fuel tank and the heat source can help keep the fuel cooler.
Please read the general information section to familiarize yourself with basic information concerning the sterndrive unit. This plug shows that the plug heat range is compatible with the engine, and the engine is electrically and mechanically in good running condition. Consult your Authorized Mercury MerCruiser Dealer before attempting this procedure. Improper repair may result in injury to the mechanic and may render the engine unsafe for the boat operator and passengers. Coat sealing ring on new filter with motor oil. Ensure that all cooling system hoses are connected and tight.
You have to pull a vacu um through the diaphragm seal with a vacuum pump and fill the Guard through fill port on the side. Open the electrode gap wide enough to permit cleaning and filing. Have any of you experienced this too? If there is fuel running through it, your fuel pump is going, or has gone bad. Is there a trick to getting her started after running for a bit? Make sure that the engine has the correct degree thermostat in it. Use the backspace button to return to the product page and then click on the Buy and Download button again. Change crankcase oil and filter. W I'm in the exact same situation! Never attempt to work on your MerCruiser sterndrive unit without a manual.
Check the complete fuel supply system of the boat for a fuel restriction. Do not use a filter wrench. Lubricate the cables and the linkages. Bravo Two, Bravo Two X, Bravo Two X Diesel, Bravo Three, Bravo Three X, Bravo Three X Diesel Serial Number 0M198373 and Above. Do this until entire system is drained. Maybe the fuel pump is going? However, individual operating habits and personal maintenance preferences can have an impact on the suggested intervals. Remove seawater pump inlet hose.
Disconnect the fuel line from fuel tank s. I am guessing that you have the Bravo manual and need the engine one? Thread filter onto bracket and tighten securely by hand. Serial number search are a must. Check the tightness of all fuel fittings and clamps. Often systems will leak air but not fuel. This could be a false reading because vapor can give a very low vacuum reading. Install flushing attachment over water pickup holes in gear housing as shown.
Not sure if the 88 is the same as the 89, though. You can order your parts with confidence, knowing you are getting the best deal around with our price match guarantee. Repeatedly clean out drain holes using a stiff piece of wire. I was able to download Service Manuals 28, 30, and 33. Service Manual 33 555 Diagnostics Big Block Service Manual 36 555 Diagnostic Small Block V6 and V8 In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. Any help or repair documents would be very helpful as I love my Chap but want it to run properly and don't want to be afraid to turn her off while in the water! Edit: I just checked back at the Boat Fix link and tried to access Service Manual 33 - it still doesn't work.
This greatly increases the chances of vapor locking. I bought this boat in June, and love it, but I feel helpless if something goes wrong. This is because there is no air movement inside the compartment and no coolant flow through the engine. I have no idea if the rest of the links work, although I know that the link for Service Manual 7 doesn't appear to be working. ?? Check the drive unit oil level, the trim pump oil level and the power steering pump fluid level.
Hg inches of mercury or kPa to check this specification. If too high, find cause and correct. Disassemble and inspect the seawater pump and replace worn components. It is normal for an engine to use a certain amount of oil in the process of lubrication and cooling of the engine. In any case, this is a great resource that is provided by Boatfix! Apprentice mechanics or do-it-yourself mechanics that don't have the proper tools and equipment may or may not be able to properly perform the services described in this manual. Paper outboard service manuals and Seloc online subscriptions 1988.
Persons without such knowledge and skills should attempt with caution to service any component or engine by relying on this manual only. When the old plugs are replaced, replace the entire set. Mercury Mercruiser Bravo + Sport Master Service Repair Manual Service Manual Application: All Bravo Models Serial Number 0M100000 and Above + Sport Master Models Serial Number 0M052945 and Above. Use the backspace button to return to the product page and then click on the Buy and Download button again. The Gauge Guard has to be used with the gauge listed to protect it from liquid gasoline or vapors.
The over-full condition results in the engine crankshaft splashing and agitating the oil, causing it to foam become aerated. Replace clamps used to support the fuel line with larger clamps if the fuel line is being pinched or constricted with the current clamp. Installed control for 1988 Alpha One Sterndrive that I just Mercury MerCruiser 3. Poor cold engine operation 3. View 28 1988 Mercruiser 2. I have been searching everywhere and your post is the closest I'm able to find on servicing. Note 1 1 Gauge Guard Liquid 4 fl oz.