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Well, I have decided to take the Bug Boat up to S&R Marine in Cookville and see why it is so hard to start when it's cold. I'm going to wear out the starter if I don't get it fixed. I have put it off hoping for a miracle but after 1and several months of it not healing itself I guess I need to take in and get it looked at. Might not be a able to fix it if it cost to much. I have spoke with Yamaha in GA. about it and they are amazed that the boat has not been in for any repairs since Lower unit was replaced under warranty in 2000. I told the guy just normal maintainence is all it has needed till now. He said I have been lucky and got a very good motor. Gonna see how lucky I am this week I guess. Ya'll wish me luck cause I'm will probably need it. Ya'll may need to order a bunch of baits so I can bail my Bug Boat out of hock..... :unsure::unsure::unsure:

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It won't be bad as long as compression is good. Sometime a worn motor will have low compression then the rings will seal after warm up.

But I would say thats not it.

Well Compression on top two holes 120 and bottom two holes 110 to 115 so I don't think compression is the problem but one never knows?? :scratch::scratch:

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It won't be bad as long as compression is good. Sometime a worn motor will have low compression then the rings will seal after warm up.

But I would say thats not it.

I was thinking about what you said and last time I had the hours checked on the motor I didn't have 580 hours on it yet and that was in 2008 so that is less then 100 hours a year. I don't think it can be rings. I have learned an easy way to start it now but still want it fixed. I can pump the primer ball up and choke it and crank it about 20 seconds, stop put up on fast idle and it will fire up and puff black smoke for about 3 second and clear out and run great the rest of the day. I can be on trolling motor for two hours and sit down and turn key to start and it will fire up perfect.......... :scratch::scratch: What ever it is it happened over night cause on Friday it started normally and Saturday Morning the problem was there.

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Nail biting is Over. Went and picked up Bug Boat today. Gotta love an honest Boat Dealer and Service Center and believe me S&R Marine is exactly that and much more. Bug Boat is back to normal again and fires up when cold in 20 seconds or less just like it did before this problem showed up. They called me yesterday morning and told me it was fixed and started up first thing yesterday morning in 38 degree temps in about 20 seconds. They told me I could come and pick it up if there was nothing else I wanted done and I owed them $12.50 plus tax. Simple adjustment on choke system fixed it. I asked them to keep it overnight and try it again today and if it started again I would give them alist of things I wanted done while they had it. I told them I would call them back and I called them early this morning and they said it started right up like is should and told them to put in new water pump impeller and sleeve, Service lower unit, add a new automatic bulge pump and tune the motor up. They even located the leak I have had in the boat since I got it brand new. Total bill 440.00 + tax.

This is the same Dealer that put my lower unit on under warranty back in 2000 and got same day service from them that time. Took the boat to them and drank a couple cups of coffee and brought the boat back home the same day fixed with brand new lower unit to replace defect. These folks have got to be the best folks in the world to do boat business with. They are a Triton Dealer but work on all motor brands, Yamaha, Mercury, Evinrude E-Techs, Johnsons, and Honda Outboards. They also handle all types and sizes of ATV's. Don't remember the brand but they are Yellow and Black. I don't mind telling anyone folks, these people are really great folks to do busines with and I would recomend them to anyone needing a boat motor repairs................ :cheers::cheers::cheers:

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