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Do you have the model number on the engine handy?
Will it stay running if you pump that bulb over and over?
Are you able to pump the bulb and actually feel fuel flow through it when the engine is running? Is it literally running for just 4 or 5 seconds and then stalling?
When did the problem start, when did it last run correctly?
So its been sitting years.....
How old is the fuel, all of it?
Gas goes bad after 90 days. Stablized 6 months. At years old there is no question it's bad.
Was this engine set up properly for long term storage, or was it left to sit?
Do you have the Johnson system tach tachometer on the boat with a check engine light, and if yes, is the check engine light flashing?
Chances are there is more than 1 thing wrong with the engine. I would start by hooking it up to fresh gas, and then getting it running and keeping it running on starting fluid. Running it on starting fluid will help purge out any old fuel that is still left the vapor tank and fuel rails. Is that something you think you can do?
Sounds good. Let me know how you make out.
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