Ignition Problems

I have a 1989 Johnson 150 the problems I have are when the boat is cold it runs great, but after you run it for awhile and only when you stop for a while like fishing, when you start back up the boat has no power. Has no torque to get back on plane, sometimes if you run it long enough it will plane out and eventually gain all power back and run good again but other times it doesn't. I was told it could be the stator, if so how can this be tested. Please help. 




Sounds like your problem could be a stator. There are specific voltage readings for this and should only be tested by a service tech. The outputs are quite high and if done wrong they can knock you on your a#s. Don't over look the powerpack (cdi box). You have one for each bank and one could be breaking down from heat and causing the failure you describe. I'd bet on the powerpack as we do several a year at GPI. 




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