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Intense

Repairing or replacing throttle control

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Intense

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone has repaired or replaced the throttle on their Bu.

I've got a 98 Sunsetter LX with the Monsoon EFI engine.

The problem is, when I find the speed I want to cruise at, I release the throttle and the arm (for lack of a better term) starts rotating back, slowing the boat down. Also, moving the arm takes a bit of effort. Nothing extraordinary, but my friends 04 Wakesetter is much smoother (and easier to adjust) than mine.

I guess my question is, can I make mine feel new(-ish) again? Or would I be better off trying to replace the control?

thanks

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SacRiverRat

Sounds more like an issue with the spring or something... Isn't there a spring on the throttle connection at the engine?

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BillFooter

If there is a clamp on the throttle cable near the engine tighten it up a bit or install a clamp on it. Tighten the clamp around the cable a little bit at a time until the throttle holds speed. My dealer did this on my boat before I picked it up.

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BBeakley

I had an '85 Ski Centurion that was a bear trying to make small speed changes. I thought that's just the way it was until the cable broke one year and I had it replaced. I couldn't believe how much smoother and easier to operate the new cable was. It was like night and day. Depending on what's wrong with yours lubrication might help but if there is an accumulation of gunk on the inside, it may be too difficult to fully remove that stuff. If you check out the clamp at the carb and all that is okay, I would look a replacement.

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