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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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My name is ***** *****,I have a j50plssm 50hp it will not

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Customer: Hi my name is ***** *****,I have a j50plssm 50hp it will not start. I bought this motor new 15 yrs ago. It will not start ,it's spitting gas out of a tube below the carbeurators
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It has spark compression and air ,its just not getting any gas! Gas collects in the belly underneath the carbs and will run down the motor
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

What kinds of numbers did you get when you did the compression test?

There is a right and a wrong way to check for spark, can you me exactly how you did the spark check?

Have you tried any starting fluid to see if it would hit or run on that?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no spark check test ,i have been fishing all year,the weekend prior! the motor was running fine then all of a sudden would not crank ! fuel was spitting out of the small tube below the bottom carbeurator. I have not tried starting fluid,i have had this motor for 15yrs, 1st time it has not cranked! everything sounded good when i was turning the motor over! Thanks,Daniel
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Daniel. Can you take a few pictures for me of this fuel leak?