Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
scotty B

18 horse johnson

Recommended Posts

Hello all

I have a 18 horse jonson and when i try to troll with it or go to slow it boggs down and quits on me. Any suggestions on what this could be or what i could do to prevent this from happening besides using a different motor? I would appreciate any help i could get.

Regards: Scotty B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Weird, when I give mine gas it kills. Just opposite of yours. I changed out the plugs, which was a good thing cause mine were shot. So check that.

Next is to get some carb cleaning fluid and look in the carb and see if gunk is clinging. Clean that off with paper towel or something, then spray it down with the cleaner.

If you can adjust the carb while the motor is running (garbage can full of water or that suction cup thing) that might help to. Very little adjustment, tap tap tappy! (Happy Gilmore)

But for all it's worth I did all of this except adjut the carb while it ran and mine still kills sometimes when I give it the gas.

It's places to start though. I'm sure other people will post here soon enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey EBass thanks for the advise i will give those things a try and hopefully it works. It seems like most of the time it boggs and kills is when i'm getting a hit. Thank you scotty B

[This message has been edited by scotty B (edited 08-12-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup actually it was replaced five years ago or so. That was pretty tuff trying to find pieces for an old motor around pelican rapids.


Scotty B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the same exact motor that is doing the same thing as yours Scotty. Wide open, runs great, can't troll without it killing. I've changed the plugs, run Sea Foam through a tank of gas, and sprayed close to a can of carb cleaner through her. Still won't idle down. I would be interested to hear what the outcome is...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you cant get it to idle with the low speed adjustment then its most likely plugged with gum, dirt or corrosion. Sea Foam is a great product but it's not for cleaning carbs. Only one thing will and thats carb cleaner like Gumout. Running carb cleaner in the gas is a crap shoot. Your lucky if it works.

Its possible that your engine runs great at high speeds but not so good at low speed. It does rule out a bad fuel pump, lines and bulb. Only one remedy and thats clean the carb. Turn the high and low speed adjustment all the way and count the turns till it stops, don't tighten them. Counting the turns gives you a reference on where to start your tuning. Now back them all the way out. Don't lose any parts, spring, steel washer, rubber washer and needle. Next steps are dependant on your carbs make. I know you 2 are going to have a bowl, take it off. Carefull not to lose anything. When the bowl drops you'll see a little rocket ship, that stops the fuel when the bowl fills with gas via the float rising. Now soak everything over night in Carb Cleaner. Blow it out with compressed air while the carb is still wet with cleaner. You'll see little holes, gas has to go threw them. Use a bread twister wire to make sure their not plugged. Use carb cleaner in a spray can to blow through them. In other words if theres a hole clean it!

Put your little rocket back in it's hole. replace the float(hope you didn't bend the tang the rocket sits on). Now hold the carb upright and lift the bowl up and down. The rocket should go up and down to and not stick. Replace the bowl. Replace the needles, you counted your turns. This will get you close when its time to adjust the carb.
Even if you know what your doing a manual is a small investment. I have one for most my stuff. Get one thats specific to your engine only. Applications you dont have will just confuse you, well me anyway smile.gif Lay down newspaper on a big table with good lighting and have at it.

[This message has been edited by Surface Tension (edited 08-12-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before you do the teardown, make sure your tank is maintaining pressure. I cleaned and painted a tank years ago and neglected the washers that sit under the screw heads. I wasn't getting a good seal and there wasn't enough pressure in the tank to feed fuel. After getting the new washers installed, motor was back to normal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you everybody for all the advice. It is a pretty old motor but i dont want to buy a new one if i don't have to. I will check out everything and see if i can get it running right then i will post to let everyone know Thank You: scotty b

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Boiled meat??? Isn't that for soups? How bout cooking meat the way it should be... then let the pooch clean off the grates.
    • I just want my chocolate cake!!!! 
    • At the big M today and tomorrow. $4.99 for 6 pcs. Seems like someone is always looking for it.
    • I get what you are getting at but I couldn't care less about a person's choice of cooking method and whether it has more or less steps. The fact is I do things in cooking quite often that might not be the simplest way to achieve the results but I do it how I like it. As we speak I have a beef roast in one of those over-cooking crock pots that Del hates. It was easy, put roast and a couple other ingredients into the pot and turn it on, simple. But sometimes I like to take a piece of meat and marinade it or brine it then maybe inject it then rub it with a bunch of seasonings I mix together then light some charcoals, then dump lit charcoals on top of unlit charcoals then wait for temperature to be at optimal level then put meat on grill then check temp every half hour, then baste from time to time, then possibly foil, then possibly unfoil, then cook some more, then sauce, then let rest......you get the picture My main problem with souse vide is that I would never be certain I wasn't poisoning myself or my family.
    • Method 1- Take a steak. Put in a bag. Season, marinate etc. Get plastic container and fill with water to recommended level. Vacuum seal the bag Plop said bag in the water Add glorified fish tank heater Set temp and walk away until you hit the desired internal temp. Pull bag. Start grill or frying pan Cut bag,dump steak in the pan or on the grill. Cook steak until done Clean up grill or pan Dump out water Wash water pan Put away vacuum sealer.   Method 2 Start pan or grill Season steak Cook steak Eat steak Wash pan or grill Relax.
    • yup interesting but I too will stay with grills and smokers.......   and frying pans...
    • Well since Del once again can't be bothered to provide supporting evidence to his own arguments I thought I would do it for him, again. If anyone here is really interested in sous vide cooking I would suggest reading this:  http://www.douglasbaldwin.com/sous-vide.html. This is probably about as comprehensive a guide to souse vide as you will find and the first part about food safety is very interesting and explains what Del couldn't. At this point I personally don't think the method is for me but I would keep an open mind and would like to taste some of the food produced by souse vide sometime.(hint) If you like to figure out mathematical equations in order to keep you and your family safe and tenderness is your one and only consideration when cooking a meal then sous vide may be for you. For me I love that smoky grilled flavor I get from cooking over fire or coals. 
    • Who's the one here who argues in favor of the FDA every chance he gets?
    • Good for you! Hard to get them wimmen away from that "put it back on the rack;  it ain't yet black!" mindset....
    • I deep fried a wild turkey yesterday to almost the recommended temp and thought it was way over done and on the verge of being a waste.  My wife thought it was great. I carved the domestic turkey in the roaster before the magic button popped and temp was barely140.  It was fantastic.  My wife was apprehensive but had to agree it was just right. I m slowly getting her off the “It ain’t cooked till it’s brown all the way through”.  
  • Our Sponsors