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Ryoushi

T8 Kicker

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Hey all, I have a T8 Yamaha and it is fairly new. It's all tuned up but occassionaly stalls out when idling. I grabbed the ball on the fuel line several times and it is never hard like the ball for my big motor. Is it normal that a smaller motor would not have a hard fuel line ball? The fuel line is practically new. Any advice would be great.

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Ryoushi, I also have a T8 kicker, runs flawlessly. (NOT bragging). If you have access to another hose/bulb assembly, try that. the bulb on mine is always "firm", but not hard. I'd guess it's in your hose assembly. Phred52

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Are you running this on its own tank or are you sharing with the primary outboard. If so how is it setup.

If it has its own tank then try a new hose.

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I agree, I suspect it's your fuel line setup if you're running off a shared tank. Does each motor have it's own feed line to the tank, or is there a 'T' in the lines?

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There is a T in the line because there is only one line coming off the tank. There is also a valve installed on it to switch back and forth.

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If my valve is working properly, which it should be, I must have a faulty Ball in my line?

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I have never had a kicker with a T, mine have always had their own line going directly to the tank. Either 2 separate connections at the tank, or 1 double valve at the tank, and no T's in the lines.

There are a lot of guys that have problems like yours, and also hard starting motors, when running a T in the line -- basically the other motor lets in air or sucks gas when not running, and that makes problems for the motor that is running. I don't know if your valve is supposed to cure this or not, since I'm not all that familiar with the rigging in your setup.

One option could be a bad line or bulb, but I wouldn't rule out the T - I've just heard of far too many problems with them.

Good luck getting it nailed down.

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Perch -

he said in the post above that he has a T and a valve to turn one on or off, so that should alleviate that problem.

It could be a bad check valve in the primer bulb or a weak fuel pump...

Do you have access to a portable tank? You could try hooking directly to the portable tank first and that would eliminate most motor issues.

marine_man

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That sounds like the right suggestion. I will run a seperate gas tank once and see what happens with that bulb. Thanks all.

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