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Posted by niteowl
6/16/2017 9:54 AM
I have a yamaha 225 hp. Went fishing last night and while running full throttle, the motor lost power and died. Tried to start back and nothing but a click. Battery fully charged and even tried jumping it. Pulled plugs this morning and 1 plug covered with metal shavings. Even found some in exhaust. The motor is definitely seized up. I have no idea what caused it.. I need it fixed asap. I need a name and phone # of a good engine rebuilder. I know it can't be fixed in a day buy I don't want it to take a year.. I'm already going to miss the night cba and it's killing me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Edited by niteowl 6/16/2017 9:55 AM
Posted by Mudman
6/16/2017 11:15 AM
Here is an old post that might help. I also heard that there is a guy in east Ridge off of mack smith that is good on yamaha's. Can't remember his name but maybe someone will chime in and help.
Posted by Jig-Junky
6/16/2017 12:15 PM
Guy in East Ridge is Joey Potter @ Chattanooga Marine
Posted by chillerman69
6/16/2017 12:29 PM
Was it a 4 or 2 stroke? Did you run ring free in the engine? I know, I'm not helping you get it fixed but maybe can help figure out why. so it doesn't happen again or to someone else.
Posted by niteowl
6/16/2017 2:28 PM
It's a 2 stroke. Never acted up at all. Ran perfect til it just stopped. Really strange.
Posted by captain kirk
6/16/2017 8:10 PM
I've heard it said that a two stroke engine is a bomb waiting to explode. Pulling back on the throttle some is about the only way to prolong the explosion.
Posted by silvertalon
6/16/2017 10:06 PM
Contact me asap about rebuilding it for you. Maybe you can bring it in to my shop in the morning. PM me here. Thanks.
Posted by retired20xd
6/17/2017 7:04 PM
Nichols outboard in Soddy
Posted by jjoey312
7/11/2017 3:36 PM
Thanks Mudman & Jig-Junky for the referral..!!!
Posted by homie452
7/11/2017 5:31 PM
no one any better then hydro-tech on a Yamaha !!!!!!
you will not be disappointed
Posted by Aries 181
7/11/2017 5:55 PM
captain kirk - 6/16/2017 9:10 PM

I've heard it said that a two stroke engine is a bomb waiting to explode. Pulling back on the throttle some is about the only way to prolong the explosion.

A big reason why I don't run much over 40 mph 99 percent of the time. I would be reduced to trolling motor only trash if mine popped.

Posted by Fshn Cpa
7/12/2017 8:10 AM
Several years ago my Evinrude did the same. Detonated a cylinder. Was about three months out of warranty. No help from Evinrude. Repairs were expensive about half the cost of a new engine with very limited warranty. Bought a new motor instead.
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