Question about 1989 Ford Taurus
2.3 litre OMC (Ford marine motor)
recently tuned up and had a marine survey completed.
compression - good, everything a-ok except a few gauges need replacing
they sprayed something in the cylinders to reduce the carbon build-up and
when i drve the vessel today it would hardly rev past 3000 rpm's...
after 2 hours of use, we had it up over 4000 rpm but it seemed to be
fighting for more spark...it always bogged in the first 2 hours when we throttled past half...then when it was at 4000 - 4200 later on, it didn't have much more zest from 3/4 throttle to full throttle, however, it never seemed to bog as much then....
we slowed several times to reverse and clear weeds, etc, and it seemed to take a long time to get it up to that 4200 marker after slowing
Hi, thats a little motor for a big boat. how big is the boat? you can try changing the timing by loosening the distributor cap and turning it slightly to see if that helps or you can get a different prop that has less pitch on the blades which will spin the prop faster in the water and keep you up in powerband better. maybe call a marine boat shop and tell them your problem, maybe they have a trick or two. happy boating J
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