Carb: if it's still needing choke after warmup, you've got a blocked jet or something is out of adjustment. You'll have to post a pic of the carb at that point so we can tell what you're dealing with.rushguy44 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 pm
Carburetor: you may still have an issue. It should only need choke for a minute or two as it warms up. After a couple of minutes you should be off choke. Could be the bad gas. Shouldn't have run that through your freshly cleaned carb.
Once I get the new gas and proper oil mix, I'll update, but any thoughts on what is the problem if it still needs choke...?
Water pump: how old is the impeller, or did I miss where you replaced it? 5-7 years max. After that it's a time bomb.
No clue - the motor wasn't pi$$ water at first, I removed the pi$$ tube and cleaned it out, and it then started pi$$ fine, the water was 55 degrees, and the pi$$ tube water was around 85-90 degrees F (kitchen laser thermometer) This leads me to believe the impeller is fine, but perhaps this will be a project I'll want/need to do this winter?
Lower Unit Lube: change it when you acquire the used motor. Check it for water every year and change it per mfrs instructions.
No clue on how to do this - will be a winter project for sure
Water pump: it will pump water right up until the time that all of the impeller blades disintegrate, usually at a very inopportune time.
Lower Unit Lube: very easy job IF THE PLUGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED RECENTLY. The two plugs, drain/fill and vent are the worst part of the job. If you get them out, put anti seize on them when you put them back. This will make you invent new curse words if they are seized in the foot.