This Seloc repair manual covers 1965-1989 Mercury Outboard 90-300 HP, inline 6 and V6, 2-stroke motors. Includes fuel-injection and MR drive.
Step-by-step illustrated keyed procedures guide you through every conceivable job possible, including all adjustments necessary. Perfect for do-it-yourselfers, professional mechanics, or students.
Book Excerpt: 1965-1989 Mercury 90-300 HP 2-Stroke Inline 6, V6 Repair Manual
TIMING AND SYNCHRONIZING
If a problem is encountered with powerhead startup or operation, the determination must be made: the problem is in the ignition system or the fuel system is at fault.
The first and easiest test to determine an ignition problem is to perform a spark test as outlined in Chapter 5. If the ignition system checks out and the preliminary troubleshooting narrows the area to the fuel system, proceed with the following fuel system tests.
CHECKING ANTI-SIPHON VALVE
If troubleshooting should indicate the anti-siphon valve is at fault, attempt to operate the powerhead with a separate source of fuel. In other words, the valve is physically bypassed.
If the valve proves to be the source of the problem, either remove the valve from the fuel line or replace the valve with a solenoid operated fuel shutoff valve.
INSTALLED INJECTOR TEST
If all spark plugs are damp indicating the presence of fuel, all injectors are spraying fuel into the crankcase.
- Connect one end of a jumper cable to the terminal of the mercury switch and the other end to a suitable ground on the powerhead. The terminal will have a Black/Yellow lead attached to it.
Grounding the mercury switch is necessary to prevent the powerhead from accidentally starting while test are being performed. Keep switch grounded with the jumper cable in place while performing Steps 2 thru 12, then remove the cable.
- Rotate the ignition key to the START position and crank the powerhead through several revolutions. Rotate the key switch back to the OFF position.
Remove the spark plugs one by one and then inspect the electrode end. A damp electrode will indicate the injector is functioning for the cylinder being checked.
If some spark plugs are damp with fuel, while others are dry, the electric fuel pump is probably functioning correctly. However, either the injectors of the "dry" cylinders have a restricted fuel flow OR the dry injectors have an electrical problem.
If all spark plugs are dry andmdash; none are damp with fuel, a problem with fuel delivery exists. The problem may be:
- A main fuel line blockage.
- A faulty electrical component affecting operation of the entire system, such as a defective electric fuel pump, defective injector harness plug, or a component within the ECU.
PRIMARY THROTTLE PICKUP ADJUSTMENT
The throttle control may be a remote control lever or a throttle twist grip. The control is always connected by linkage to the trigger assembly. When the throttle is advanced to increase powerhead rpm, the trigger coils are also advanced.
This arrangement provides advanced powerhead timing automatically as powerhead rpm increases.
The carburetor MUST provide additional fuel as powerhead rpm increases. The throttle plate shutter position in the carburetor bore determines the volume of air/fuel mixture supplied to the combustion chamber.
The throttle pickup adjustment is the preset point of spark advance when the throttle plate shutter BEGINS to open.
Subject: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Mercury 90-300 HP 2-Stroke Inline 6, V6 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0893300144 | ISBN-13: 9780893300142 | Seloc 1408