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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a Parsun 3.6 motor which all of a sudden won't start.

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Hi Charles, I have a Parsun 3.6 motor which all of a sudden won't start. Petrol is leaking but I can't tell where from as I'm not familiar with motors...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Charles. Thank you for requesting me.

Does the petrol leak out before you start the engine or after you try and start it?

How long has the motor been siting unused?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think after its started. My son had been using it & it was fine. He stopped to unload the boat then it wouldn't re start
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Ok, Was he using it at home?

How was the engine transported?

2 or 4 stroke?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we live on the lake. The motor is kept in the garage. He just picks it up, pops it on & off he goes. It's 2 stroke
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell is the fuel is running from the bottom of the lower pans or from inside the intake runner? You will need to remove the top cowling to do so.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Possibly from bottom of carburettor...
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Would it be possible for you to take a pic of the leak and post it here so that I may get a look at it?

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