Hard Starting 1996 Evinrude Intruder 150... Seahorse??? Hard Starting 1996 Evinrude Intruder 150... Seahorse???
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    Hard Starting 1996 Evinrude Intruder 150... Seahorse???
from Daveh (  
10/15/2003 11:40:00 PM


 My 150 has been hard to start for over 2 months now and I need some help. This motor used to run flawlessly, but now it's a bear to start and it has some hesitation at WOT during the first run of the day. It's kind of wierd because right off the trailer floating in the water I can't get it to fire, It'll just crank, with the ocassional spit/hiccup. So, I'll dock the boat with the TM and park the truck. I get back in the boat, try again, and it'll usually fire with the first turn of the key. Seems like if I let it sit for 5-10 minutes after the initial crank it'll fire. Once it's started, it idles, accelerates, and will start fine the rest of the day, but I usually experience some hesitation at WOT during the first run. Any ideas out there? I'm stumped!

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    Evinrude Intruder Issues from Basscat (  10/16/2003 8:20:00 AM
 I also have a 1996 E.Intruder motor. Two weekends ago, I started hearing a clicking noise after the motor would warm up while running. I took the motor to a local dealer and the mechanic told me that the number 1 cylinder had a crack in it... Apparently water was seeping in during combustion and this was causing the cracking/ clicking noise. Anyway, I also noticed my motor would not start like it had been, so I don't know if your issue is the same as mine, but it might be worth checking/ asking about. The 1996 blocks on the Evinrude Intruders were notorious for the number 1 cylinder for having a cracks in them...

Bass Cat

   Hard to start Intruder from Tnfishrman (  10/16/2003 8:40:00 AM
 My 97 Intruder acted sort of like yours. The next time it won't fire pull a plug and see if you have spark. If no spark chances are it is a Power pack. My pack Ran me 232.00 w/ optical sensor. Be aware some places are charging $600.00 dollars to replace a pack. It takes an hours labor to install.

   I'm no seahorse..... from Paul_M (  10/16/2003 10:48:00 AM
 but sounds like a fuel restriction. Replace the primer bulb and check your fuel filters.

   starting from seahorse (  10/18/2003 7:43:00 PM
 gotta do the basics first, compression, ignition at cranking speed should jump 7/16".

When the motor is running at a fast idle, about 1200-1500 push in the key switch to check the priming system, the motor should stumbling and run about 1/2 speed. Stale fuel can temporarily gum up the idle tubes and cause hard starting and poor running for a few moments. Use 2+4 Stabilizer if the boat is used infrequently.

Make sure the plugs are Champion QL78YC gapped at .030" and are not worn.

Be sure to squeeze the primer ball before starting, do not use throttle, and turn key on and push in key for 2 seconds before turning to start. Hold key in while cranking motor.



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