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bgreen82

tune up for 15 hp merc. where and about how much?

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looking to find a place to tune up the motor this spring, it was running a little off end of last season. any good spots or people to go to in the southeast metro and how much can i expect to pay? this will be the first time ive tuned up the motor since ive had it.

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Any certified Merc shop. It'll cost about 100.00-150.00 for a once over, Plugs, Oil, Lower Unit, Filter. I take it it's a 4-stroke?

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no, its a 2 stroke, no elec. start. built in '99.

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Have you put new plugs in? Also add some sea-form that might help. Thats about $10.00. If you have the ear muffs you can check it out at home on one of the warmer days.

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but youre talking to the least mechanical person on this HSOforum probably.

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Then I'd always err on the side of letting a professional, certified machanic work on the motor--why take a chance?

You risk far more in total loss than the investment made letting a pro work on it.

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yeah i dont mind paying, im just looking for a good place near the grove where i can take it.

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whats the best suggestion for running the motor at home? big barrel full of water. it doesnt have a hose insert.

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I believe they sell those devices to put over the intake to run your hose into. also I would not bring that motor to a dealer, that is way too much wasted momey. just pull off the carb, its very easy on this motor. then pull out all the pins and componets, and do a very thorough cleaning. brake cleaner works good for this, then re-assemble the carb. this works wonders on the motor running good. the only thing that makes a motor run bad is the bad gas that we get nowadays, and the carb needs a good cleaning. I would also get the gas can replaced, or empty and clean it out.

make sure when you put it back together, that you get the pins set to the correct flow. I usaully turn the pin in all the way before I take it a part, so I know hoe far out it needs to be when I re-assemble.

I have motors that ran so bad, that they would kill. I just clean out the carb, and it runs like it was brand new and just purrs.

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big help, thanks knoppers.

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