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Hi Mark, my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Once you get the engine running again after it stalls, if you throttle up will it then make full power?
Did you have the carbs professionally cleaned? Or did you do them yourself?
Did you see my other question? I wrote "Once you get the engine running again after it stalls, if you throttle up will it then make full power?"
But if you gradually bring it up, say do it slowly, can you eventually get back to full power?
That does sound still like a carburetion issue. Is there a fuel water separating filter mounted anyplace between the engine and fuel tank? The guy that did your carbs, I assumed you spoke with him about the issue. What has he told you?
Good morning. Ahhh I gotcha. The engine needs 3 things to run. Compression, timed spark ignition, and the proper ratio of fuel to air. Your symptoms point to an issue with the fuel air ratio, and not a compression or ignition issue. (if you had compression or ignition problems you would have a huge lack of overall power).
On boats, carbs clog for 2 reasons. Either debris in the tank makes its way past the little engine mounted filter (which is as about as good as pantyhose). Or the fuel in the fuel/oil mix that sits in the carbs float boat evaporates when the engine is not in use, and the oil gets left behind. That oil forms a bit of a goo like substance that clog fuel jets. It doesn't take much clogging at all to effect the ratio, and the engine will start having symptoms of that, like the stalling. When I do carbs usually what I find is it's a combination of both, both evaporated petroleum leftovers and debris in the tank that has made it's way past the engine filter. Whenever I do carb jobs for my customers I always recommend adding a fuel/water separating filter to the boat. These filter down to 10 microns plus they catch water (where engine filters do not). And the filter kits run about 50 bucks, with replacement filters running about 10 bucks. Not 1 person ever has told me no, fix the carbs but do not add a filter. So if there is no filter on your boat I would have a doubt the carbs were ever done. In the grand scheme of the overall work it makes no sense not to add a filter.
On your engine it's a safe bet to have the carbs done. You don't have the symptoms of anything else other than carbs that are starting to clog up.
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