- Jan 2, 2009
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Wondering if anyone might be using or have experience with one of these 9.9 4 strokes? I'd like to give you a mini quiz. Respond here or shoot me a pm....thanks.
I use the 9.9 Suzuki on my offshore boat as a kicker. Doesn't get many hours but maybe I can help?
Although it isn't obstructed, I get no water through the telltale when running in a barrel, so I'm concerned about overheating the powerhead. Lower unit oil is good..prop shaft rotates freely with no slop. 170 compression on both cylinders. Supposed to be fewer than 50 hrs on it as a kicker/get home motor on a jet boat in the salt. I did a internet search and found several similar mentions but no solutions offered and original posters never posted back their findings. Have you experienced anything like this?
Does that motor have a thermostat that is holding water back until it gets warm? I have a lil mercy that does that.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Easy fix.Honestly, that was the 1st thing I considered but I'm not all that sharp of a mechanic...so, no, I didn't open it up. For such a low time unit, I felt it would be doubtful it was the water pump. Doesn't mean that someone didn't run it out of the water and fry the pump, though. That could be it.
it as a kicker/get home motor on a jet boat in the salt