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johnson 9.9 repair or buy another one?
I have problems with my 1981 johnson 9.9 outboard not long after I bought my Cat22.
The First isssue was that it would turn over but not start at all.
I opened the air intake and removed a dirt dobber nest and it started, so i went out to test drive.
It ran for about an hour off an on , and then it would die and require adjusting the chock more and more in order to start until finally it would not start at all.
I got the carb cleaned and went out again. It purred like a kitten for about an hour off and on, and then had the same issue with the motor dying and requireing heavy choke manipulation until it would not start at all.
I am not sure if I should take it in to another repair shop before spring or just buy a new outboard. I would rather have this one fixed if possible , but I don't want to throw more money at it only to have to buy a new one anyway.