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Yamaha outboard engine tick

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I have a 2004 Yamaha V-max 150 (carb) and while on Prior Lake last week my engine started making a ticking/knocking noise. Has anyone had any issues with engine knock? Is there anything I should be looking over to ensure I didn't over look anything before bringing it into the dealer? I don't want to lose my boat for a few weeks unless I really need to. Any help or general insight would be appreciated.

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Do you mix Ring Free with your gas? If not, that would be the first thing to try.

I've owned a Yamaha for only 1 month, but it seems like everyone I talk to tells me that it is very important to add ring free regularly.

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Can you describe this noise better - does it happen at all engine speeds, in gear, out of gear?

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