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    Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    I have an 08 Yamaha VX 110 with 130 hours. I flush the motor after every ride, keep in maintained, and have never had a single mechanical problem with it. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond my control, it was ridden in the ocean last month and the motor was never flushed. It sat for four weeks.

    As soon as I got it back, before flushing the motor, I took it on the water in the hope that riding it hard would loosen up anything that could be loosened, before I flushed the motor. After about 3 or 4 minutes, the motor began to bog down. I stopped riding at once, took it home, and flushed the motor. At first, nothing was coming out of the weep hole in the side, then water began to "spray" out, and after about 10 minutes of flushing, it began to squirt out like it normally does.

    Based on all this, any ideas what I could be causing the bogging, and what I should do in an attempt to fix it? I will be running salt away through it later today. So far, all I've done is wash it at the car wash and flush the engine with regular water. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    When was the last time you put new spark plugs in ??

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    Possibly sand in the water lines and overheating, have you tried it since you flushed it, I am not familiar with the vx110 and what it does in an overheat situation.

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Guy View Post
    When was the last time you put new spark plugs in ??
    I've had it for a year and a half and have never changed the spark plugs. I will be doing so next week.

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    Put new plugs in.

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    Re: Salt water 30 days with no flush, motor now bogging

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Guy View Post
    Put new plugs in.

    NGK CR9EB
    I'll be changing the spark plugs today. I removed the plugs last night and there was a small amount of oil at the bottom of the spark plug holes - all four of them. I wasn't expecting to see that.

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