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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Needing brief full choke to start fully warmed up...

Needing brief full choke to start fully warmed up A4 is normal. If a warm A4 does not need some choke to start it means the mixture is to rich.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Is the prop clear and free of obstructions? ...

Is the prop clear and free of obstructions?
Also how much sea life has grown on the prop since the last check?

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Consider re plumbing with the Thatch...

Consider re plumbing with the Thatch modification.
The thatch modification is when water is introduced into the low end of the manifold and exits at the hight end of the manifold.
The result is no...
Forum: Cooling System 06-16-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Start the engine. While the engine is running...

Start the engine. While the engine is running shake the wiring between the key and coil +. If you have an electronic fuel pump shake the wiring between coil + and the fuel pump while the engine is...
Forum: Cooling System 06-14-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Don't leave the key in the on position to long...

Don't leave the key in the on position to long when the engine is not running when you do the testing or the coil will over heat and be damaged. I don't know what the "official" guideline is. I get...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The chronic loss of adjustment could be due to...

The chronic loss of adjustment could be due to the shift lever not being firmly attached at the transmission on the engine.
Can you reliability find reverse with the cable disconnected and shift by...
Forum: Ignition System 06-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
You're off to a great start. When you get the...

You're off to a great start.
When you get the new springs disassemble the advance and soak the parts overnight in vinegar or lime away to get rid of all the corrosion. Clean out the distributor...
Forum: Ignition System 06-10-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
If you had this much moisture in and around the...

If you had this much moisture in and around the distributor cap did you clean the distributor towers where the big wires plug into? The little boots that are on the wires that fit over the towers...
Forum: Ignition System 06-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sound to me that that coil - is grounded even...

Sound to me that that coil - is grounded even when the points are open. A common reason is the insulation is worn on the wire where the wire from coil - goes into the distributor. Take the wire off...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I didn't reread the thread. If you don't have...

I didn't reread the thread.
If you don't have a "polishing filter" between the fuel pump and the carburetor I would strongly recommend one.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-04-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
SR: Just a quick hint. I watched the carb...

SR: Just a quick hint.
I watched the carb repair video. Get a piece of 2X4 an set the carb on it, hold the carb with one hand then tighten the screws with the other hand while you are standing over...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-02-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Finding neutral on an A4 can be elusive. ...

Finding neutral on an A4 can be elusive.

Take the cable off the shift lever at transmission then shift by hand using the trany shift lever to see if you can find neutral. If you can find neutral...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
33 Do you have an electronic ignition module or...

33
Do you have an electronic ignition module or points inside your distributor?
Your symptoms are a classic case of a heat damaged coil that is on it's way to total failure.
After the next...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-27-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
To test the temp gauge: Disconnect the wire...

To test the temp gauge:
Disconnect the wire from the sending unit at the gauge then power up the gauge. It should peg low.
Then short the gauge sending unit terminal to ground. The gauge should peg...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
To Prevent Inadvertently Frying The Coil.......

The only time the key is in the slot on my boat is when the engine is running or being cranked.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Introductions 05-22-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Yes. If you don't troll bait you won't catch...

Yes.
If you don't troll bait you won't catch fish. As with fishing it can take patience to make a catch.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Electrical 05-20-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The forum would be able to help you better and...

The forum would be able to help you better and more efficiently if you started a new thread detailing the current problem(s).

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Cooling System 05-20-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Buy A4 parts from our forum sponsor MMI. Then you...

Buy A4 parts from our forum sponsor MMI. Then you will know for sure that parts will be correct.


TRUE GRIT

Edit: I see you are a new forum member. Moyer sells all sorts of A4 parts. There is...
Forum: Electrical 05-20-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Have you checked the advance yet? Why are you...

Have you checked the advance yet?
Why are you posting the same information in two different threads?

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 05-20-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
A fuel pressure gauge just before the carburetor...

A fuel pressure gauge just before the carburetor would isolate the problem - fuel pump or carburetor.
Try running off an auxiliary tank of fuel straight to the fuel pump then you will know whether...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-15-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The choke reduces the amount of air that enters...

The choke reduces the amount of air that enters the carburetor thus making the fuel-air mixture "richer".
A more rich mixture is not only "necessary for a cold engine to start properly and easy" but...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
MMO into the cylinders probably did not get the...

MMO into the cylinders probably did not get the MMO to the valve area.
A compression test on a cold engine would probably give you the most information.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-15-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Check to be sure the choke is closing all the...

Check to be sure the choke is closing all the way.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
This sure sounds like a sticky valve(s) to me. If...

This sure sounds like a sticky valve(s) to me. If you were able to run the engine at cruise RPM for an hour it might unstick it. Do you use MMO in your gas? Some* recommend outboard motor oil in the...
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Is the prop clean and free of fouling? TRUE...

Is the prop clean and free of fouling?

TRUE GRIT
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