Most Common Problems with OMC Cobra Outdrive

OMC Cobra outdrives are one of the most versatile outdrives. It attaches to various engine settings in different boats easily. Outboard Marine Corporation produced the outdrives in 1985. Presently Volvo has purchased the OMC outdrive division. Despite being good engines, OMC outdrives have some common problems. These problems have led to a bad reputation of…

6 Most Common Problems with Suzuki 140 Outboard

Out of all its 4-strokes, Suzuki 140 is probably the most interesting one. The engine owns the most alluring power-to-weight ratio. Delivering 140 HP from its mear 410-pound body. Suzuki 140 is an extension of the DF115A engines by the same company. Therefore, the engine carries dual overhead camshafts, 4 valved cylinders, and the Lean…

Most Common Problems with Mercury OptiMax 200

Mercury OptiMax 200 is a two-stroke DFI (Direct Fuel Injection) engine. It is a sturdy, reliable engine made of strong alloys. It has been providing the best quality for a decade now. Mercury started making the OptiMax engines in 1995. The 200 has a V-6 3.0L engine. The engine’s best specification is its hole-shot acceleration….

7 Most Common Problems with Honda 50 HP Outboard

Among all the 4-stokes by Honda, the 50 HP outboard is the lightest. It also is the lightest 4-stroke outboard out there. The outboard is available in L and X sizes. It comes with a center-mounted tiller handle: its most alluring feature. Additionally, the auto-start feature mixes the air to fuel ratio automatically very quickly….

4 Symptoms To Detect A Bad Reed Valve On Outboard

Often people confuse the bad reed valve symptoms with other engine malfunction symptoms because of the similarity in signs. Well, this article will help you to understand how to detect bad reed valves without any confusion and explain how to fix that problem: What Sign You Should Look For To detect Bad Reed Valves? There…

Signs & Symptoms Of A Bad Stator On Outboard Motor? (Explained)

Outboard stators are responsible for generating electricity and passing it through the motor to operate the ignition system. But when you have a bad stator, either the engine will become too idle or abruptly stop running. Today’s article will help you to learn how to detect a bad stator on outboard including mercury outboard and…

Signs & Symptoms Of A Bad Power Pack On Outboard

Is a boat ride suddenly stopping at the middle of the lake leaving you floating one of your worst experiences? If your boat uses Johnson’s outboard motor, chances are it was the faulty power pack that stopped your boat. This article investigates faulty a Johnson Power Pack symptom and troubleshooting of those. Signs Of A…

8 Common Signs & Symptoms of a Bad Outboard Ignition Coil

An outboard ignition coil is an important part of an outboard engine. The coil transforms potential energy (voltage) from battery to spark the plugs. Which causes ignition. When an outboard coil goes bad, the engine cannot jump to start. Because the coil cannot convert the energy required to create spark and ignite the engine. What…