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My 1977 9.9 Honda starts good but only runs for a short

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my 1977 9.9 Honda starts good but only runs for a short while-believe its been sitting for about 3 years.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Was anything done to the fuel system before the engine was started?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Not that I'm aware of.
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Ok, you are going to need to remove the carb, take it apart, and then clean it with a good quality carb cleaner. Make sure to remove all the jets from it as they are going to be clogged with varnish. Reassemble using a new needle and new gaskets. If you would like a diagram if the carb, I can get that for you.

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