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Old 02-18-2014, 11:39 PM   #41
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Here's the spot to bleed the air from the line to the tank. Just push something like a straightened paper clip through the small hole for a couple seconds. Thanks to HopCar I knew you have to get the propane to 'push' the air out of the line, and it fired up right away

Our 9.9 is an emergency kicker and hasn't been used for its intended purpose...
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:53 PM   #42
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It takes less than a minute to bleed the air if you have the right tool, (paper clip) and know the trick.
Yes, the right tool, and I want to offer this custom high grade stainless bleeding tool as a one time special to TF members. Send $$$ and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the service address today. But wait! If you order right now, I'll include another bleeding tool absolutely free. You only pay shipping and handling! And as an extra bonus, I'll include a custom SS work-paper retainer (perfect for cleaning and organizing those paper nightmares at the office and home). Offer limited. Order now.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:56 PM   #43
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Hi Murray, I used your nice photo over on the Cruisers Forum to explain the same thing just today.
The little screw above the plate in Murray's photo is the idle speed adjustment.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:58 PM   #44
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You're a dangerous man Larry.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:05 AM   #45
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Larry,

That's the same tool I used to reboot old Mac's.

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #46
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Hi Guys, I just spent five days working the Lehr booth at the Miami boat show. The comments in this thread so far seem right on target. The run time that Tom reports for the five on the one pound bottle is very believable. It falls right below what the factory claims, they say 1/2 hour at WOT.

I own a 2.5 that I use to push two inflatables and I'm very happy with it. I switched to propane to replace a gasoline engine that drove me crazy cleaning the carb each time I wanted to use it.

I'm building a 14 foot skiff that I plan to put a 9.9 or 15 on.

The advantages I see to propane are that it is so clean to handle and burn, it never gums up the carb, the spark plugs stay clean, the oil stays clean, it pollutes much less, and you can store it forever without it going bad and it's normally cheaper than gasoline. Oh yeah, propane engines are real easy to start.

The engines run so clean that we were allowed to start one in the convention center. None of the gasoline engines could do that.

The only draw back I see is that propane isn't available on every corner.

My experience is that I can get about 2 to 2-1/4 hours out of a 1 pound can at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. It will empty it in about an hour at WOT. The literature says 2.5 hours.

I usually use one of the 11 pound fiberglass tanks. In theory I could get 22 hours or more from that tank.

Lehr is offering boat show rebates for the rest of the week for motors bought from dealers at the Miami show. $100 on the 2.5, $125 on the 5.0 and $150 on the 9.9. In addition I know of one dealer who had boat show special prices.

Tom I'd like to talk to you about your propane conversion for the Honda 2000i. I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
There is also US Carburetion ... Or similar... That converts Yamaha generators to propane/gas too... Google...

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #47
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Here's the spot to bleed the air from the line to the tank. Just push something like a straightened paper clip through the small hole for a couple seconds.

Deja Vu vu vu vu vu


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Old 02-20-2014, 07:54 PM   #48
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tpbrady,
I used that same tool to set my clock on cars. Better buy from Larry though as he's one of us.
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I tested two 5.0 Lehr motors today. One started on the first pull the other took two pulls. Both were dead cold right out of the box. I did use one of Larry's magic tools to bleed the air first.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:22 PM   #50
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Installed one on the dink yesterday. Two pulls and off to the races. Very happy so far. Jill had her turn today and and no problems for her either.
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