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I have a merc 18xd that wont stay running unless i keep pumping

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I have a merc 18xd that wont stay running unless i keep pumping the primer bulb. I have rebuild the carb & doubled checked vs service manual . Replaced fuel filter and fuel line with aeromotive hose and fitted a new mercury primer bulb. All clamps are tight i have a new tank with valve opened as required. The motor runs fine then rpm picks up then the motor stalls unless i prime bulb.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
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How long will the motor idle if you just start it and let it go?

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