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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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My motor starts about ten to fifteen seconds but won't stay

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my motor starts about ten to fifteen seconds but won't stay running. help please. i'm very excited both of my boys and grandchildren. Thank you so much.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I crank the motor and it runs 10 to 15 seconds , the exhaust is dark gray and then it putters out. I put new non-ethanol 87 octane gas and correct amount of marine-grade fuel stabilizer[Stabil] Fuel line and bulb is new, tank is vented, oil-mixed seems to work properly and with new oil.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.

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Which brand of outboard are you working on?

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