Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Re: Bringing Outboard Back To Life
It's Alive! I soaked the carb in parts cleaner overnight, put in new plugs, new fuel mix with "Star-Tron" additive and new fuel line with fuel filter from tank. A few pulls of the rope and brrrrrrrrring putt putt putt. Idles smooth and accelerates without hesitation.
The only thing is that she is putting out a lot of exhaust smoke, more than I remember. Water pump is working fine, but I'll upgrade it after the season. Just need to change the gearcase oil then I'll get her in the Bay.
Bonus Question Answer: the 8hp model did not offer an electric start, but the 9.9hp model did. (found my owners manual!)
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