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I have a 1986 mercury outboard black max XR2 150 hp. Last summer

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I have a 1986 mercury outboard black max XR2 150 hp. Last summer i rebulit cabs and fuel pump. It than ran ok. this year i noticed a recall on the onbaord charger, so I took it too dealer and they replaced it. They also fixed an air return fuel line that had a leak. When I got back in the water this spring the water pump went out. So I replaced it. when I went back to water, water pump working, but had trouble with engine runinnig. It would start and run if you kept fuel up some and would even open up, but when you put prop in gear it would die. Changed fuel filter, spark plugs and added fuel treatment to it. This past weekend went back to water same thing only this time it would not idle or open up when prop in gear. Right after i fixed water pump while at the lake sat there and fished awhile. Started engine and low and behold it would open up when prop was in gear but when you let off it would die. Now it wont open up when prop is in gear. Help.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Pappy's Sales and Service replied 5 years ago.
Hello.. You need to do some basic troubleshooting. First take a fuel sample as the ethanol based fuels will draw moisture from air and lead to water in fuel. If fuel is ok ,remove spark plugs and install a sprk gap tester from auto parts. Crank engine to see if it is firing on all cylinders. From what you have posted you have a electrical problem or fuel.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
check plugs all firing and thank you please help will pay you good if boat is running i can fishhhhhhhhhhh
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I test fuel Could Reed Assembly be causing his problem?
Expert:  Pappy's Sales and Service replied 5 years ago.
Hello.. If you had a bad,chipped or broXXXXX XXXXX or reed gasket , the affected cylinder would be blowing a fuel spray back out of the carb and you would hear a popping noise from that cylinder. When you pump up the bulb does it get firm and stay firm? Disconnect fuel line at engine and pump some fuel into a clear container and let it set. If it has water it will settle to the bottom of if fuel has phased separated it will be separated with 2 different color yellows.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Bulb will Not stay firm does not get all way sponge but you have to pump it back up.
Expert:  Pappy's Sales and Service replied 5 years ago.
Hello.. Lets check the fuel sample and replace bulb. Do not use a aftermarket bulb use a BRP or Mercury bulb.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok question. I got some fuel in jar. Orange at bottom and green at top. Is that water?
Expert:  Pappy's Sales and Service replied 5 years ago.
Hello.. That is seperated fuel ,drain tank,fuel line and carbs.

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