Mercury Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome to just answer. I value your input to my questions so I may serve you better.If you can keep it running squeezing the bulb your supplying fuel pressure and in a essence over riding the fuel pump. Mos t likely the fuel pump diaphragm is shot ,they tend to dry out in storage and need replacing. also make sure you adjusted the fuel mixture needle on the carb just right. Most of these problems occur when they are not stored right with using a fuel stabilizer and fogging the engine. Check all your fuel lines for cracks and kinks , I would even replace them at that age for safety they don't last for ever. Then replace tour fuel pump diaphragm. Hope this helps give you some direction to solve your issue and if you require further assistance I'll be happy to do so.
probably does because I just used a generic one to show you what I was talking about and didn't have your true model and serial number .As long as they get you the right one with your info that should solve your problem.
perhaps that would be a good idea because it's still fuel related, there is another thing that comes to mind as well being if it's a two stroke it may have a vacuum leak around the case . but what i would do first is put some good fuel system cleaner in the fuel and run it as much as you can , check the mixture screw that it's set properly, rebuild the carb.and if all that don't work you may have to have it checked for vacuum leaks.
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