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Any Honda Outboard Experts?
During Spring comissioning, I had a problem with my Honda 8HP having a problem at idle. I fixed this by cleaning the idle jet..... or so I thought.
The problem returned and was worse this time - At this point, the engine starts right up when fully choked and will run at half choke and high throttle. If I put the choke in all the way it stalls; if I back off the throttle it stalls. I got tired of working on it on the boat, so I took the carb off and brought it to the house. I've dissassembled the whole thing and cleaned every part. I didn't really see anything that looked gunked up, but some of these orifices are mighty tiny. I'm replacing every gasket and o-ring in case they were affected by the carb cleaner. I'm hoping this will fix the problem, but if not, what else should I be looking at? I've got spark; gas is new; plugs are new and gapped; motor is 10 years old; owner is MUCH older and weary of chasing this problem! Any help is greatly appreciated.