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Is your engine the two or four stroke?
Has it been sitting for some time unused?
when you turn the key on, do you hear the fuel pump run?
With the hood off the engine, you should hear a pump run when the key it turned to the on position.
No worries. There are no time limits here.
Make sure that the kill switch is fully in the Run position.
If that is good, you will need a multimeter to do some testing.
Those are the kill switches.
Do you have a multimeter? How long would you say that the engine has been sitting?
You can remove the cords and then plug then back in. With the engine cranking and you not hearing a sound from the pump, I am thinking that the pump is varnished up.
Do you have some scrap wire laying around. We can do a test another way.
Adding something to old fuel will not take care of this problem. If you can locate some wire, I can talk you through a test on the fuel pump to see if it is going to run or not. In the mean time do you see the test port for the fuel system? It should be at the top of the silver item located on the left side of the engine, where the fuel pump is located. Depress the valve and see if there is any pressurized fuel there.
If he does not feel comfortable working on this engine, I can guide you through the repair. I always try and save the pump before replacing them. These pumps list for between $400-$500 depending on where you get them.
A trailer really would help. Removing the engine from the boat is rather tough.