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Can I start by getting the model number on the engine.
Are you near the boat now? If yes, pop the spark arrestor off the carb. Open the choke up with your hand if you have to. And then either have a helper pump the throttle, or disconnect the throttle cable and pump the carb by hand. Look down the throat of the carb when doing this. Let me know if you see 2 strong streams of fuel shoot out, or if you get weak streams, or nothing.
Were you near the boat now Allan?
Okay steps 2 3 and 4 are going to be to 1, check engine compression 2, triple check the firing order and 3, check ignition idle timing and also check for timing advance when throttled up. That is what needs to be done next. Is that something you can do?
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Here is what you are looking at. The engine needs 3 things to run. Compression, timed spark ignition, the proper ratio of fuel to air. When testing the engines it must be done in that order. If it's not done in that order then mistakes will be made. If you do have a compression issue then you simply stop there is nothing you can do to make the engine run better until the compression issue is sorted out. If compression is good, then you move on to double checking the firing order and the ignition timing, as well as the advance. If compression and the ignition system is in order then that proves the problem is going to be in the fuel system, and you are back at the carb. When working on engines, troubleshooting is done through deduction. The other thing you need to make sure of is that the gas itself is actually good and not spoiled. The easiest thing here is to simply get a portable fuel tank, fill that with fresh gas, hook it up to the engine. Does that all make sense.
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