I have a side mount control and have followed the procedure of lifting the fast idle lever and letting the engine run for 15 seconds, then lower the lever for 15 seconds and then raise it and let the engine idle. The problem I have is that the engine will not shut off within the allotted time of 1-2 minutes. Am I missing something?
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If the motor does not shut off by itself, then the winterizing sequence is not activated. It is possible that the control box fast idle lever is not advancing the throttle on the motor far enough. That could be do to improper adjustments or slop in the cable. Make sure you lift the fast idle lever as high as it will go, and if that does not work, see your dealer.
Don't forget to follow the winterizing procedure in your owners manual to the letter. You can also find videos of it on www.youtube.com and type in E-TEC winterizing.
10-21-2012 01:13 - edited 10-21-2012 01:15
You are correct. The throttle has to be a MINIMUM of 1/2 way and if the control box allows it, or with a "hot-foot" control or with a tiller, put the throttle all the way open.
On side mounted controls, if the throttle cable has too much slack, or is too far out of adjustment, then just lifting the fast idle lever may not be advaanced far enough to start the winterize sequence.
Here is a link to a winterizing video: