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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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60hp yamaha. motor wont start. has been idle for some time

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<p>60hp yamaha. motor wont start. has been idle for some time over winter. turns over without problem so battery and has fuel but just doenst want to fire. what do i try next?</p><p> </p><p>This question was picked up by musical instruments for some reason. clearly it should be reviewed by  an outboard motor expert. Can someone els please look and provide a response!!</p>
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 5 years ago.

Hi my name isXXXXX will assist you.

If I could get a model number I can help you better. Check for spark, be sure the stop lanyard is connected. You can get a spark tester at the parts house. Remove the plug wirs insert spark tester, check each cylinder.

If spark is good we need to move on to the fuel system. Since the boat has been sitting the caeburetors are most likely dirty and not letting fuel into the combustion chamber.

Edited by Tan Partin on 2/13/2011 at 9:38 PM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


After 3 days I'd already fixed the problem which turned out to be a faulty fuel line connection.

Expert:  Tan replied 5 years ago.
Glad you got it fixed. Thanks Tan

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