2004 Tohatsu 90hp tldi error code 7000 and the battery light

fizzle15

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howdy,
I've got a 90hp tldi outboard that has been surging at idle and then also, doesn't want to just throttle up without some finessing. As in if I raise the throttle too fast it seems to sputter and lose rpms. - its new this year - it hasn't really stalled, but it seems close to it. It also runs great from 3000 to 5000 rpms.
at any rate I checked the codes on the gauge and it shows 7000 rpms and the light furthest to the right (that I think is the battery light). I checked my manual and that combination is not there.
Any ideas what it could be.
so far this year I had to get a new battery. and I replaced the fuel vacuum regulator as I thought that was the cause of the surging.
thanks for your help
 

pvanv

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I assume your model is MD90B.

What in the heck is a fuel vacuum regulator?
What manual are you using?
7000 and battery is a FFP issue. Could be a severed line or a pump problem. That info is right in the Factory service manual.
What are your air and fuel rail pressures?
 

fizzle15

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I assume your model is MD90B.

What in the heck is a fuel vacuum regulator?
What manual are you using?
7000 and battery is a FFP issue. Could be a severed line or a pump problem. That info is right in the Factory service manual.
What are your air and fuel rail pressures?
yup md90B - that's a 2004 90hp Tohatsu tldi.
the fuel pressure regulator is what I intended to say - its the vacuum line in the air / fuel rail.
the service manual I have is maybe 345 pages its got a green cover.
it has ffp issue for 7000 and the first light. nothing for 7000 for the third light. - thought it might be different. actually hoped it was something different.
I haven't checked the pressures - I don't have the right fitting for the little shredder valve in my pressure set.
is it for a ford? what size is it.
but yeah - new fuel pump two years ago and it runs at great at high speed - but the transition from idle to speed is rough.
thanks for your help
 

fizzle15

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I assume your model is MD90B.

What in the heck is a fuel vacuum regulator?
What manual are you using?
7000 and battery is a FFP issue. Could be a severed line or a pump problem. That info is right in the Factory service manual.
What are your air and fuel rail pressures?
what factory service manual do you have?
I think I'm going to need a better one if I'm going to keep this thing any longer.
I went back to check mine again - it doesn't have anything for 7000 rpm and oil light off - temp light off - and battery light on.
so its a crap manual -
let me know what you've got - so I can get it too.
thanks for your help
 

pvanv

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Unfortunately, the original MD90B manual is out of print. But the MD90C,( which is available from any dealer), manual has the same codes. The schaeder valves are metric; you can get an expensive gauge set from Tohatsu, or use a tire gauge.
 

fizzle15

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I found an online service manual - for the md90c - it also, doesn't have anything for the oil light - off - temp light - off - and battery light on with 7000 rpm.
Could I trouble you for a photo of the page from your manual?
thanks for your help
 

pvanv

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Beware online Factory service manuals; they are copyrighted, and anyone putting them online risks serious legal pursuit. Have you verified the FFP operation?
 
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