So after some advice from members here...I purchased a 2 stroke 8 hp engine (nissan) Conveniently the guy selling it had forgotten the gas tank at the marina so we could not test the motor. I trust him and buy it anyways. Now with gas tank in hand and engine in my garage I decide to fire it up with the muffs on. After a few seconds it shuts off and I notice no water peeing out. This happens a few times. Runs a few seconds (five?) then shuts down. I imagine this is a safety feature? Motor shuts off after a few seconds to prevent overheating? Anyways, not wanting to push my luck...I decide changing the impeller might be my best option. Been watching some youtube videos and feel I could probably do this myself if I can find the parts. Having said that, would prefer a "pro" to do it if price is reasonable. Anyone know what an impeller would cost (just the part), and then what it would cost (parts included) to have a marina do the work? The reason I am debating getting a marina is in case I am wrong...perhaps no water peeing is not due to faulty impeller. Any thoughts?
Edited by Rizzo, 19 April 2017 - 08:00 PM.