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Question on Kicker Motor

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by kingjohn, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Ok help me out troubleshooting.. Kicker runs fine trolling at slow speeds,, if you throttle up about half way the motor has a miss to it, cuasing a cavitation feeling. I tried changing plugs, checking for line in the prop, and crap in carb!!!! But it still wants to peter out at half throttle has anyone else had this happen to a 25hp Merc 2003.
    If so whats the story

  2. Hetfieldinn

    Hetfieldinn Staff Member

    I had that happen on my newer 25 hp Merc. My problem was the fuel tank. The pickup unit used something that looked like an everyday drinking straw that went down into the gasoline. This had come loose. At about half to three quarter throttle, my motor seemed to have this big miss in it. I changed the plugs, the filter, and whatever else I could think of. When I switched to a different portable tank, the problem was gone. I started looking further into the plastic tank, and found the culprit.


    I'll check that out,, I was going to get a 3 gal tank so maybee this is my excuse!