90hp force won't start

Wrobs101

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Good Evening,

I acquire a 1990 Bayliner Capri 90hp Force from a friend and cannot get it to start. I replaced the plugs, wires, and coils. I also had the carbs rebuilt. The boat wants to start but as it wants to start the starter disengages. Any thoughts? TIA
 

roscoe

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How about have your friend/seller show you the trick ?
Every one of these motors seems to have its own particular starting foibles.

Starting procedure is everything.

I hope you did not use high resistance automotive plug wires.
 

jerryjerry05

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If it kicks out as soon as it fires: check the battery/ load test, hygrometer?
Rebuild or clean the starter.

Compression test?
Spark test each cyl.?
 

The Force power

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Good Evening,

I acquire a 1990 Bayliner Capri 90hp Force from a friend and cannot get it to start. I replaced the plugs, wires, and coils. I also had the carbs rebuilt. The boat wants to start but as it wants to start the starter disengages. Any thoughts? TIA

Check the items that Jerryjerry suggested (sounds like a weak battery and or tired Starter)

Why would you be changing coils already? they may not work because of other reasons then; not being good.

check out the link and find your motor/ignition system (presotlite or merc.) and follow these instruction carefully
This will help you diagnose the faulty components

http://www.cdielectronics.com/wp-con...20-%202012.pdf
 

Wrobs101

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Thank you all, I took roscoe's advice had my buddy over and BAM it started now it purrrrrrs like a kitten.
 
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