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post #5 of Old 10-02-2012
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Re: Nissan 9.8 priming problem

If you don't have one....

...I'd think about a good filter/water separator like above. We have had good luck with it and the Tohatsu 9.8 HP. Always starts right up and we have only had to prime with the bulb the first start-up of a trip.

One thing about running the carb dry. I personally don't do that until the end of the trip if we are using the outboard every day or so and then also remove the float bowl drain screw. Drain the bowl completely and then put the screw back in. The screw is usually on the bottom or down low on the side of most carbs.

Running the outboard til the motor stops lowers the fuel level to the main jet. Then the engine dies, but there is still fuel in the bottom of the bowl that can get nasty if stored that way.

Here is info on the ...

...filter that we used....

Macgregor 26S Outside Mods page 36

Good luck,



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