When i put my 40 hp Force motor into gear to go, in the water, the engine dies unless I sit there and let it warm up for about 15 minutes. It seems to idle fine, until it is put into gear, then it dies. in the water ( not on dry land ) Would increasing the idle speed correct this ? and if so can any one point me to the way to do that. There are several screws on the carb, but i don't want to go messing with any of them until I KNOW that i will not mess it up.
In addition there is a note on the side of the engine that says that if the idle speed is adjusted, then the throttle cable must be adjusted In what way must the cable be adjusted.
I imagine I could take it to ANOTHER marina to get it adjusted , but that is where it had been and i know what they did was adjust it , in the shop, WITHOUT having any water resistnace on the prop, as it does in the water, where it dies.
Any advise would be appreciated