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Sonny

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My Johnson sucks...
« on: August 03, 2011, 11:45:12 PM »
lol....it's true... ;D

I have a 9.9 Johnson that I bought from an AO member last spring and the first couple of times out it ran great.Then it started to act up,bogging down,stalling,running ruff and sputtering.
Took it in for a tune up and $198 later.....same story....grrrr.

Anyway,today we found the problem,like I said it sucks...lol

It was sucking air at the fuel line/gas connection on the fuel tank.I'm not really sure if it's the hose fitting or the tank fitting but yeah there is a lot of play there and not a good seal.Anywhoo..
I ran the motor with an old metal tank from a six horse that we had and I'm happy to say that the Johnson ran wide open for an hour without even a burp..   :)

So.....did anyone else run across a problem like this before?

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 09:16:51 AM »
Yeah been down that road can be frustrating, avoid gasoline with ethanol it's terrible on the hoses and fittings. Too bad you had to pay for the tune up but the repair shop may have ran it off their tanks I suppose?
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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 08:50:10 PM »
A good idea is to check all fuel line connections, even the ones under the hood. I do it once a year.

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 02:44:48 PM »
i have that exact motor in my garage and it hasn't been used for a year now because of the exact problems.
my 9.9 johnson still sucks.... very frustrating....
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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 07:12:44 PM »
My old Johnson is just fine....
Really, it is. My 9.9   :)

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 10:03:10 PM »
lol,, right on axe,, good one..

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 09:27:47 AM »

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 10:19:17 AM »
lol good stuff x3

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Re: My Johnson sucks...
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 11:45:54 AM »
A friend had the same problem but it turned out to be an 0-ring on the hose that connects to the gas tank.
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