Throttle holding at low speeds

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by mnboater229, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. mnboater229

    mnboater229 New Member

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    Jul 4, 2020
    Sea Ray 240 Sundeck, Mercruiser Bravo III
    Mercruiser 4.3 Bravo III
    ~2016 240 Sundeck

    Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but should I have to hold the throttle in position for the first few low idle speeds, and then it stay automatically once I am going a little faster, usually once a wake is created? Or should I be able to push and have it hold by itself at all speeds? Thanks!
     
  2. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    It should hold at all speeds. Look for a tension adjustment at the throttle handle since it sounds like its too loose.
     

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