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Please read the update to this also as i'm convinced that it is the problem with this engine. 


Suzuki 75 hp outboard: This engine starts and runs beautifully and sounds crisp and strong on the stand, but the overheat buzzer went

off when i had it on the boat and took it out on the water. this engine came on a boat i bought. the first time i took it out it buzzed

and lost rpm's. i took it to a marine mechanic who told me the engine will cut rpm's if it thinks its overheating, to protect itself from

damage. they checked the water pump and it was good, compression was very good, thermostat was ok, they put plugs in it, charged

me $650.00 and sent me on my way. expecting it was fixed, i took it back out and it did the same thing. i called them back and they

said they could try rebuilding the carbs. i was planning a trip to Lake Ontario with the boat so i decided to buy another engine instead of

spending more time and money on this engine. it comes with controls, gauges, prop, etc. it has power tilt / trim. I honestly don't

know what, if anything is wrong with this engine, it was my first one so maybe i was doing something wrong, I don't know. please

take a look at the pictures, its running in the photo's, i'm not sure if the tach is acurate as that picture was taken just above idle so

i would guess more like 800 or 1000 rpm's.,  I believe the engine is a 1988. this engine starts and runs but has an unknown issue,

I do not beleive it actually overheats, it shows no signs of overheating, if you are mechanical at all this may be the deal you've been

looking for. being sold as is. I may consider parting out at a later date if the engine does not sell. you are welcome to come and look

at engine and see it run on the stand.  thank you for your interest and good luck. asking $600.00 OBO 

this engine is also listed on e-bay 

On Apr-05-14 at 18:40:02 PDT, seller added the following information:


I just received a phone call from a very knowledgeable individual and he told me what the problem with this engine most likely is. very

simple, if you look at the last two photo's(I just added them ) .  you can see a plug with a couple wires attached going into the head

just below the top spark plug. this is a sort of temperature switch. they tend to go bad and stick, giving incorrect information, so to

speak. in other words, its telling the engine to cut rpm's because it thinks its running hot. this is an easy fix. if i didn't already buy

a replacement engine, i would probably go ahead and fix this engine, but being as the engine already has interested parties, it would

not be fair of me to pull it off now. so i decided to pass this information along to try to give insight to everyone. i would like to thank

John for this information. i very much appreciated the phone call. thank you !













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