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    Updated 9/29/20 - Upgrades have been pushed until 10/7/20

    Over the last two years, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability, performance, and security. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface and site performance have revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software our site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

    Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video, and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this user experience to all members. We will be updating to a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well and loads faster on all devices while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

    Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

    What’s next?
    When will this be happening? The plan is to put our current forums into maintenance mode (off line) at around 9am MST on 10/7/2020! The whole transition should take 30-36 hours. We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration.

    We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

    - Management


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Tohatsu 4 stroke 9.8 exhaust just got a lot louder

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  • Tohatsu 4 stroke 9.8 exhaust just got a lot louder

    Hello all, my 2009 4 stroke Tohatsu ( MFS9.8A3) exhaust just got a lot louder, as in if it was my car I’d be looking for a hole in the exhaust pipe. It still runs normally, no chocolate milk in the oil, and nothing I can detect as an exhaust leak in the engine compartment. I still get exhaust out of the above water port along it a normal water telltale and thru prop exhaust .
    problem is same whether engine is cold or hot.
    any help with idas are most appreciated.

  • #2
    Verify the timing. You can use a timing light. If the gear belt jumper a tooth, the valves could be opening late.
    Certified Tohatsu TLDI Technician
    Buffalo NY USA


    • #3
      With use and heat all gaskets will cede in a bit, adjust tight with wrench all the bolts located under the pan, if bit lose exhaust will be heard louder than when factory delivered, check.

      Happy Boating

      Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers


      • #4
        salt water motor?


        • #5
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          Great ideas, I’ll give them a shot.
          yes, salt water - sorta, upper Chesapeake
          thanks to everyone