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That could be your problem #10497 08/15/12 02:40 PM
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After my trip up the river a few weeks ago I noticed that my motor didn't seem to be running right. I was a little nervous because I did hit a few large rocks while running up there, and was expecting to have some damage somewhere. While in the river, I didn't really open it up all the way, but at higher RPM's it felt like the motor was struggling, and surging a bit. Normally on my motor that means O2 sensor and/or fuel pumps, but after my rocky encounters I was worried that maybe I had something binding in my lower unit.

Fast forward to last weekend and my wife and I are out on the lake hanging out with friends. On the way back to the ramp, I decide to open it up a bit and sure enough, something is really wrong. When I get home I pull the cowling off and immediately see the problem.

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The only thing I can guess is that a small bird built that next while we were on vacation and the boat sat for about 2 weeks. Half of the nest was still intact, but the other half was sucked up against the intake. I pulled the pine straw out of the intake, took it back out for some night fishing (ran into Stan while I was out there) and it's running like a champ.

So, if you are ever having motor issues, 1st thing to check is to make sure there isn't a birds nest in your intake. roflmao


Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10499 08/15/12 03:23 PM
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That one is for the birds.


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Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10500 08/15/12 03:57 PM
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Definitely proof you're not fishing enough!


Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10502 08/15/12 04:35 PM
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Wow! I don't even have an opening big enough on my cowl for a bird to get in there! That's amazing.


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Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10505 08/15/12 07:38 PM
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Did it smell like barbecue?


You old fart, you did it again!
Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10506 08/16/12 12:37 AM
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Scrambled eggs


Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #10509 08/16/12 09:43 AM
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Wow, that's a first.

Re: That could be your problem [Re: pbmang] #20576 06/20/21 02:14 PM
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Wow, that’s crazy!

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