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by Polybus
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

Exhaust backflow causing the problems - brilliant thought!!

I'll start having a look at that.

Unfortunately I'm away from home for 2 weeks working out in rural NSW - as soon as I get home I'll start investigating this.

Great thought - thanks!
by Polybus
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

Photos and Videos are a bit big to upload here, so here is a link to them on my Google Drive.

Hopefully the names Describe the content.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Enjoy.
by Polybus
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

Thanks for your input Charles - No Thermostat.

OK - today - photos (D'oh. Should have done that much earlier)
by Polybus
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

I hope so!!

It works when the drive shaft is spun by a cordless drill.

Looks identical (but newer) to the old one I took out.

Seems to fit in the Water Pump OK - not loose around the edges.

I reckon its the right one.
by Polybus
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

Just ran it in the River - still nothing!!!

I'd like to run it on a boat - but I don't have one at the moment.

I'm out of ideas......
by Polybus
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

OK - this is getting a bit silly now...... I pulled off the Gear Box yet again and connected a hose to the bottom end of the Water Pipe, the end that slips into the Water Pump housing. I turned on the hose and was greeted by the lovely sight of a nice, solid stream of water coming out of the Tell Ta...
by Polybus
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

G'day Again Silver Surfer. Your suggestion keeps playing on my mind - the fact that the only time I can't get it to work is with the motor running (with powerhead off and spinning with a drill it appears to work OK - at least up to the level of the powerhead). As I mentioned previously, I have tried...
by Polybus
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

G'day Silver Surfer, A good thought, thanks, but I've tried it in Neutral, so the prop is not spinning. I've also tried it with the prop off - No joy. Today I'm going to pull the power head off again and see if there is anything in there that I have missed. But I'm clutching at straws - I am stumped.
by Polybus
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Other Old Outboards (Non-Seagulls)
Topic: Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Mercury 3.3hp No Tell Tale Water

Howdy, I've just finished a rebuild of a little Mercury 3.3 2 stroke, about 2000 model. Everything works OK - except the Tell Tail. It runs - Gears (Forward & Neutral) work - all seems good, except the Tell Tail. As part of the rebuild I put in a new Impeller/Water Pump kit. Trouble Shooting so far....
by Polybus
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Mine Won't Start Either....
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Re: Mine Won't Start Either....

Well - I've got my answer - so r hubt of Fresh fuel/oil mix at 10:1 and she's starting and running wonderfully. The only other change was adjusting the carby needle retaining screw out 2 and 1/2 turns to sit flush with the top of the slide. So it was old, degraded fuel. How embarrassing....... :mrgr...
by Polybus
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Mine Won't Start Either....
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Re: Mine Won't Start Either....

They were cleaned and set as part of the rebuild. Producing a nice big fat spark. More info: The needle is No: 3 - ie: fuel ratio of 10:1 But when I pulled it out, I found the small Needle retaining screw set to 2 1/2 full turns below level with the top of the slide. I assume that would set the mixt...
by Polybus
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Mine Won't Start Either....
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Re: Mine Won't Start Either....

Never-Outboard!! Brilliant!!!! I have just come back to the computer after doing some more tests..... I was feeling very pleased with myself for figuring out this issue - and as I was coming back to my computer I was thinking to myself - everyone on the forum will be well pleased with learning this ...
by Polybus
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Mine Won't Start Either....
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Mine Won't Start Either....

I'm currently trying to get FP I220J0 flying again. For those that are interested - there are a few words and photos on the progress on my Website - https://myshed.mooo.com/Seagull-FPI220J0-Restoration.html FPI220J0 - Carby Side - Close Up.jpg This picture is of course prior to cleaning. I got the l...
by Polybus
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Heat Transfer - POR-15
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Heat Transfer - POR-15

Yes - I've used POR-15 many times before, but never on Seagulls. And Yes - it does need careful preparation - in other words, it should be done properly - which I have no issue with. Careful cleaning with Marine Prep, followed by a thorough drying, then primed with Metal-Ready, more drying and then ...
by Polybus
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Heat Transfer - POR-15
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Heat Transfer - POR-15

I've currently got a few Seagulls stripped down and giving their water galleries a really good scrub and flush out. A couple of them are quite badly rusted - but not gone yet. I am (carefully) sand-blasting them to get them as clean as possible and I'm looking at ways to extend their life-spans as l...