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Old 02-25-2008, 08:26 PM
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A few months ago, I toasted my 200(2.4 fishin motor), before that it would run 50 with the 2.4 on the 24 Pantera. Around late December I bought a 225 3 litre, and rigged it up. A few weeks ago, I took it out for the first time with the new(er) motor, and it was giving me a hard time to get on plane, but once it got up, it would run 50 at 5000rpm, not bad, but I knew it had more, just needed setup. Well, about 10 miles into the run, while pulling off plane for a bridge, it cut out, and would not restart I pulled the cowl, and found #4 coil wire off. I recrimped and reinstalled, but no spark, so I called towboat. For the last 2 weeks, I have been going nuts trying to figure it out. I spoke to a few Merc techs, and they all agreed ECU. Jay from SST marine hooked me up with a sweet deal on a complete set of used 3 litre electonics(actually, I got the whole powerhead in pieces). I replaced the ECU, and still no spark Today I traced it down to the #2 coil was shorted internally, causing all 6 to short as if the ignition kill was pulled. I replaced it with a used coil, and it started right up When I went to put the cowling back on to come inside for the night, I got one of the hooks that holds the back of the cowl down hooked on the #4 coil wire, and pulled it off, now I believe that was what happened 2 weeks ago, and I was originally running on 5 cylinders which would explain the getting on plane issue, I will test again next weekend on all 6, and hope for 60
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Sweet, lets go boating YEEEEEEEEEEEHAW!!
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Have any of you ever gotten to that point where you were about to give up(Sunday I was ready to put a bullett in it, and let it sink), but you give it one more shot, and never have a problem again??? Lets hope thats the case

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So that means we'll see you on the water this weekend?
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So that means we'll see you on the water this weekend?
Mike,

Hey, I didnt hear the phone ring in MiamiI was drinking a bit Got the message the next day when I woke up on South beach(in a room, not litereally). Yup, gonna test Saturday afternoon, probably run from Boca to Hillsboro, and have Late Lunch at the Cove. Gonna test the inside first, and see what happens, and if mother nature agrees, then i'll run it outside on the way back up. Give me a call if yer gonna be out.

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Good luck Rick.
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Saturday? You bringing your wife? I'm ready to go also....
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Saturday? You bringing your wife? I'm ready to go also....

Bringing Jason,

he has a party to go to on Sunday, so we will go Saturday, probably early afternoon.

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Rick, are you going to be in Sarasota for the 4th of July ? We stay at the Hyatt every year. Races, pool, Fire works. Its a great time for not much money.
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Rick let me know when your heading out. I'll tag along.....

Dennis. We're coming over for the 4th of July. What the hotel you told me about on the island?
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