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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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1978-79 175 , when you advance throttle it dies, idles gre

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1978-79 175 , when you advance throttle it dies, idles great
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
This is a pretty old engine. When was the last time it ran correctly?
Have you done any kind of troubleshooting yourself yet, such as compression and spark output testing?
How old is the fuel?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been fishing 3 times this spring, we have had a lot of rain in Texas, the boat preformed just fine, I added sea foam before I went out on the last run . Haven't done any checking yet, the gas is about a month old, I run the engine once a month when sitting over the winter.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Have you run the engine off of another fuel source yet? There is some troubleshooting that needs to be done here. What kinds of questions did you have about it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No haven't had time, will dig into more when I'm off of work, which will start Sunday. The engine Idles just fine, will run all day, manual throttle will increase rpm, no problem, just when I try to put it in gear.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Do you know how to check compression and spark output on an outboard?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes can do but it will be Sunday or Monday.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good. Let me know how you make out and we will take it from there.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
you bet.

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