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looks exactly like that. and yes the red vent cap is open....not that silly of a question.
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In my experience a motor will start fine with the tank vent closed... and then stall in the least convenient segment of your trip out of the marina.

I'm not familiar with this model; what year is it? One cylinder? I've got to think the plugs should be easy to locate
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spark plugs

i'm sure i can get the plugs at west marine. but was wondering where on the engine they are...and how to test them?
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There is only one spark plug, it can't be that hard to get to. When you do, don't test it. Throw it away and go to an auto parts store and get a new one. See earlier post for the Champion number. You might try pulling the fuel line off the carb and see if fuel flows freely with the fuel petcock open. As has already been said, all you need is spark and fuel.
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any sites online for getting the manual to this and other motors?
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I had a 3hp Evinrude a while back. Great little, lightweight motor. I'd probably still be using it today if it hadn't been stolen off my boat in Nassau.

Shortly after I bought it I couldn't get it started, no matter how many times I pulled the cord or cleaned the spark plug. Finally, I took it back to the dealer. He found that there was no spark and traced the problem back to a broken magneto wire. He fixed it under warranty and I never had another problem.

If you've ruled out fuel as the cause of your problem, the next step is to check for spark. Pick-up a new spark plug, as has been suggested. However, before screwing the new one back into the engine, hook it up to the spark plug wire, pull the cord, and see if you get a spark at the tip of the plug. You'll probably have to do this at night or in a darkened area in order to see the spark. No spark, no chance of getting it started. Got spark, check your fuel system again. Fuel OK, time to visit a professional.

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Thanks- that's a huge help!
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Outboard motor spark tests.

To check the serviceability of a spark plug--

1)Place the plug to be checked in the palm of your hand
2)Extend your hand over the water
3)Turn your hand palm down for 5 seconds
4)Look in you hand and if the plug is still there it is good

To check for spark intensity--

1)Remove plug wire from plug
2)Have girlfriend hold
3)Have girlfriend place other hand on motor
4)Crank motor
5)the spark can be determined by the volume of the
shriek and the amount of obsenities.
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1)Place the plug to be checked in the palm of your hand
2)Extend your hand over the water
3)Turn your hand palm down for 5 seconds
4)Look in you hand and if the plug is still there it is good
I use the same check for the plugs on my antigravity drive. Easy to perform and very reliable; I do it at least once per season.
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