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Twin 250s been sitting 4 months and won't start Gummed up?

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Twin 250s been sitting 4 months and won't start Gummed up?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

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

Who makes the 250's?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yamaha. Never had a problem before. Battery's strong. Been four months since last run. Have had a lot of rain on boat but should not matter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They both started and ran for a short time.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seems like water in fuel or bad fuel but filled up fresh four months ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Grady White 27 center console
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Charles?
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

You replied right after i left for a dental appt.

Are your engines 2 or 4 stroke?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Four
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well maintained
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Great,

On the side of the engines there is a clear bowl with a fuel filter in it. Can you unscrew it and dump it into a glass jar. Allow it to settle and see if there is more than one layer in it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Saw the bowl. Thought I would see separation in the bowl. No?
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Not normally, the plastic it too thick. That is why i wanted you to dump the bowls into a jar.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The engines were due for service anyway so I had boat US tow it to the marina. Your answer may have been heading in the right direction but I have no way to get water out of my tank without polluting. Please take 5 for your trouble.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Actually, the web site keeps the deposit. I do not see any of it.

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