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Have a Gamefisher 3.5hp outboard Model No.217585230. Doesn't seem to have water coming out of the exhaust ports. That whole area gets hot. There is a small tube just behind the prop. Don't have a manual, but on the Sears.com site found a blow-up view and there doesn't appear to be a water pump on this motor. Does that tube pick up water, and if so, where does it go. Also if anyone knows the age of this motor, any help would be appreciated.
There is no water pump on this outboard. The tube forces water up the leg to the exhaust flange. Have you run the motor in open water? It wont exit in a test barrel. The backwash seems to stop the water from being forced up and out.
I donot know the age, but I do know that if there are no cooling fins on the cylinder and head; Ie; they are flat and smooth ,It has a water pump. some of these had water cooled exhaust.Others did not. The tube you describe is where the bulk of your exhaust should exit. If it has two small holes on the back of the motor right together. that is the pee hole and water should exit there. tells you that the water is circulating. Tell us more, Tailgunner
Got the 3.5 Gamefisher running, but the engine stalls if i push in the choke more than a 1/3 of the way in. Ran it for an hour on the lake. Will run steady but doesn't seem like it is at its peak output. Can't figure out the choke thing. The engine will run faster as i slowly push in the choke until I hit that point then it begins to stall. Any info would be helpful, Thanks
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