Rinker 320 with 5.7 Mercs

pmerklingerpmerklinger Posts: 12Member ✭✭
Glad to see everyone over here.I was having a bit of an issue with my port engine (2005 Merc 350 bravo 3) When i put the drive in gear i get a small increse in idle , not a large one but enough to send the sync gauge all the way to the right. By moving the port throttle lever i can get it to settle down but then if i go to neutral and back into drive the same increase happens. I have looked at the throttle cable adjustment and all seems ok. Any thoughts, thanks, Pedro


  • brianluckbrianluck baltimore marylandPosts: 174Member ✭✭✭
    I may be wrong but I feel like with the load of the drives and prop a increase in rpm would be needed over idling in nutural to keep the boat from stalling
    1994 300fv "General Madness"
  • brianluckbrianluck baltimore marylandPosts: 174Member ✭✭✭
    Pretty sure mine does the same I have a 94 5.7 350 mercs
    1994 300fv "General Madness"
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,684Moderator mod
    Sounds like shift cables are out of adjustment. When you put the boat in gear the RPM should go down a bit not up.
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
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