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Motor starts but wont idle shuts down. New spark plugs new

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Motor starts but wont idle shuts down. New spark plugs new fuel filters etc
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Customer: Wont stay running. Getting gas to filters dont know about carburator
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Customer: Hasnt been run in awhile. Garage jept
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? What is the year, make, model or serial number of the engine so I know what you are working on? What is the history on the engine, when did it last start? How old is the fuel?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dave stone
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dave, What is the year, make, model or serial number of the engine so I know what you are working on? What is the history on the engine, when did it last start? How old is the fuel?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sn OT69728803. Gas 6-8 mths old gas.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Light use. Not run in about 2 years. Idling fishing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No real issues othan water pump and new fuel lines a couple years ago to motor.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Is this a Mercury engine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2003 yes. 60 hp 4 stroke
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Has about 80 hrs on it. Like new
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any starting fluid that you can squirt into the throttle body so we can see if it runs on that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wheres throttle body
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay lets move in a different direction. Pull the engine cover off, locate the oil filter on the side of the engine. Just to the left of the oil filter is the vapor separating tank. The high pressure fuel pump is in this tank. Stand next to the tank, hold your hear to it, have a helper turn the key to RUN but do not attempt to start the engine. Can you hear the fuel pump turn on and run for approximately 2 seconds each time the key is turned to run?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hear it
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
I'm attaching a picture. #13 is the throttle body. Spray starting fluid into that as a helper cranks the engine and let me know if the engine runs on the starting fluid or not. See attachment.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is it near oil filter
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
On the side of the engine.

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