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1985 Mercury 50 hp outboard remote control loose?

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  • 1985 Mercury 50 hp outboard remote control loose?

    Hi,At full throttle position the Mercury remote control box seems a bit tight at WOT, and tends to creep back a couple of hundred RPM once underway. I took apart the control box, everything seems fine. While awaiting my ordered service manual, is it likely the throttle cable is just a tad too tight, and if so, is it best to adjust at the control end or the outboard end.Next question, there is a capped electrical connector on the front of the control box, is this for wiring in accessories?Thanks!1985 Mercury 500, 4 cylinder two stroke outboardMercury control box.


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    Re: 1985 Mercury 50 hp outboard remote control loose?

    I don't think it adjust at the control - have to do it at the motor. The capped connector is for the tach and possibly other accessories depending on the number of pins.

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      Re: 1985 Mercury 50 hp outboard remote control loose?

      3 pins = Tacho. Brown black white.What angle is it on when running at W.O.T.

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        Re: 1985 Mercury 50 hp outboard remote control loose?

        The control handle is pointing slightly downward, but it takes a bit of pressure to get it to move in the last inch or so of travel to WOT

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