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    Can't get more than 2400 RPM's

    rmarbachrmarbach Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    My baby ran fine for 2.5 days this week. Shut it down to swim and then only had 2400 RPM's. Topped of the gas, I ran it below 1/4 tank which I do not normally do. Same issue. Changed fuel filter. Same. I can get 3300+ RPM's in neutral, but only 2400 in gear. Has anyone expierenced this situation? Any ideas?

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    • dward0dward0 Member Posts: 33 ✭✭
      Fishing line wrapped around the prop?
      1991 Fundeck FD196 Fish and Fun
      1990 Yamaha 130 2 stroke

    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
      You might want to post the year, make and Horsepower rating of your motor rmarbach.  Someone with a similar setup might have encountered the same thing and fixed it...... hopefully.

      I know that my Mercruiser will go into limp mode under certain conditions in order to protect the engine and drive.
      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • rmarbachrmarbach Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
      it sounds like I am in limp mode. 2008 Mercruiser 5.0 fuel injected 260 hp bravo 3.
    • rmarbachrmarbach Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
      I have not checked for fishing line around the prop yet, but will next week.
    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
      My unit went into limp mode when the drive oil reservoir was low.  When a Bravo 3 drive is new, I found out it is normal for the reservoir to drop significantly as the voids in the casing of the drive are finally reached and fills in while you run the boat and it is clearly stated to expect it in the Mercruiser Owners Manual.  That is exactly what happened to me.
      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

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