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post #9 of Old 01-11-2013
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Re: Outboard Issue

Assuming everything else is OK it sounds like it may be a mixture problem. If it idles smoothly and then just dies, it may be too lean. If it idles roughly with a fair amount of smoke, it may be too rich. On the many outboards and motorcycles I have had the sort of "one size fits all" setting was 1-1/2 turns out from being closed. At idle, richen it up until it starts to stumble a little then lean it out just enough to get rid of the stumble. I like them just a little on the rich side.

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