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    Default Setting the points on a 4HP evinrude

    Position of the throttle when setting the point? Motor will not run at more than half throttle.

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    Default Re: Setting the points on a 4HP evinrude

    Align the flywheel key with the fiber rubbing portion of the points, then set the points so that a .020 feeler gauge will pass thru the gap but a .022 will not.If you're saying that the engine wants to dies out when throttle is applied, that's usually due to a fouled and/or improperly adjusted carburetor.
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    Default Re: Setting the points on a 4HP evinrude

    Thanks for the help

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