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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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Coughs and dies. one plug is black and wet JA: Sometimes

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coughs and dies. one plug is black and wet
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Customer: plug is fouling out and it dies
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you today.What is the engine that you are working on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1984 35 hp johnson
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
ok, thanks. Have you tested the compression on the engine yet?How does the other plug look?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the compression seems low but both are the same. 70 psi and the other plug still looks new
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok that is very low. This engine will be tough to getting running correctly. Have you looked at the spark on both cylinders?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes. both pretty blue and easily arcs 7/16 gap
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the compression has been low since I have owned it. last year it only did it when I first started it up till it warmed up and only every blue moon

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