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Postby Indian Trick » April 12th, 2009, 9:25 pm

I have trouble with hesitation and sputtering at high speed. Any else have the same.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby BrogensDuck » April 12th, 2009, 11:25 pm

Carb clean? Fuel line clean? Does it ever shut off?

There are some unbelievably helpful mud-motor message boards that can also help. I bet someone has had this problem and has a nice way to solve it so you dont have to call Bainbridge.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby MudDucker » April 13th, 2009, 6:55 am

Change plugs and add seafoam to the gas and run it. Spray some carb cleaner in the throat of the carb while idling. Be sure the vent cap is open on your tank. If the gas is old, change it and then add seafoam.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby Indian Trick » April 13th, 2009, 9:10 am

I was told by a used tractor dealer to use seafoam earlier. It corrected a stuck fuel float on my 2004 Sequoa saving $350.00
I will Change plugs as the gas was fresh and I had seafoam in the tank.

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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby MudDucker » April 14th, 2009, 8:04 am

jmoore wrote:I was told by a used tractor dealer to use seafoam earlier. It corrected a stuck fuel float on my 2004 Sequoa saving $350.00
I will Change plugs as the gas was fresh and I had seafoam in the tank.

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If that don't work, the two most obvious things are a gunked up jet in the carb or your timing is off.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby cmccord » April 14th, 2009, 12:35 pm

I have a 23 HP VAnguard on my Mud Buddy. I had similar problems as well. Mine would run fine at high RPMs on land, but once in the water and under a load it would bog down. It needed serious carb cleaning. I would look first towards the carb as the culprit.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby Atticus » April 14th, 2009, 3:17 pm

BrogensDuck wrote:There are some unbelievably helpful mud-motor message boards that can also help.


If anyone has a link or two to these boards please post them. Thanks.
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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby cygraphics » April 14th, 2009, 3:43 pm

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Re: Go Devil 31 hp vanguard motor

Postby bbb » April 20th, 2009, 11:40 am

I just had my 2004 31 go-devil worked on. It cranked up and idled just fine. Even in the water it would idle around at 5mph like a dream. Hit the throttle and it would spit and sputter and then shut off.

I was in a hurry so I dropped it off at a small engine repair shop and they said the carb had something stuck in the high speed jets and they couldn't blow it out. They ordered a new carb for it and a day later with part and labor, I'm out $300. But its running perfect again.

I think you can get a new carb for $100-$125 and they aren't that hard to work on. I have taken mine off several times to clean it out.

Don't take it to Bainbridge. He doesn't fix motors.
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