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88 johnson 30 hp I rebuilt carb but doesn't want to start.

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88 johnson 30 hp I rebuilt carb but doesn't want to start. Was hard to start before rebuild, but ran great at high speed. Been starting it using ether and it ran, but hard time idling. Now it wont stay running. I also rebuilt the fuel pump. Using 50-1 mix. cover says 100-1 is that a problem? To me this sounds like a fuel related problem. What do you think?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with.
50 to 1 mix is what you want to use. Have you checked compression and spark output yet?
Is this a tiller control or remote control engine?
What is the model number on the engine?
Step by step, tell me how are you starting the engine?

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