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    Question 1. I have a 1986 Evinrude 225 and what appears to be the original shifter, 1977. The engine runs however when it is cold it's hard to start mainly because it has no button or prop release to give it gas while starting but it also has a safety so you cant put it in gear while starting. The only way I can work it out is to remove the cowling and while someone turns the key I give it some gas. Once it's running it is fine.

    Do I need to get another shifter or is there a work around?

    Question 2. Is there a aftermarket temp gauge that will work with this year motor?
    Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

  • #2
    On most of those shifters you can pull the handle to the left and it will disengage the gear portion and let you give it a high idle. Give it a try, dont know on the temp gauge.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the tip Dave. I will give it a shot tomorrow!
      Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

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      • #4
        my choke is to push the whole key assembly IN wile cranking. Johnson/Evinrude . I 1st push in the key while cranking, release upon kickover, then push in and out during warmup. There is a choke button on the dash, but it is disconnected. Same w/ my Evvy 50. Push the whole key mechanism IN to choke - hold as needed.

        Mark
        \'73 22 Mako Reedville, VA

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        • #5
          Thanks Mark. I do have the choke on the key assembly however that doesn't always do it. I was wanting to give it a little bit more gas while starting.
          Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

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          • #6
            Dave is probably right, but if it doesn't work then post a pic and we will help you figure it out.

            You can probably find a temperature gauge at www.surplusunlimited.com or they occasionaly pop up on ebay. Instead of temp gauge, you should consider a water pressure gauge. It's will tell you long before a temp gauge does that you have a problem since a drop in water pressure is an immediate indicator where as there are several variables in a temp gauge, specifically location.
            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
            1985 Mako 20c - sold
            Fort Walton Beach, FL
            http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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            • #7
              Dave, thanks. That was it. Never would of thought of that. Fired her up today and she ran great. I will ship your socket back tomorrow. Thanks again!
              Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

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