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Can not prime the fuel line in my 70hp force outboard

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can not prime the fuel line in my 70hp force outboard
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

OK could you give me a little more information as to what you problem is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can not get fuel to the motor
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

is the primer bulb not working? Try this; squeeze the primer bulb and hold it, then kink the fuel line between the primer bulb and engine. With the fuel line kinked release the primer bulb. The vacuum will pull fuel from the tank to the primer bulb. Next release the kinked line and squeeze the primer bulb to force the fuel into the engine.

You will need to do this a few times to get the fuel flowing.

Make sure the fuel line is not leaking air, connections tight and the tank has enough fuel in it.

Post back how you make out.