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Older 8 horse motor gets gas to the motor won't turn overall

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Older 8 horse motor gets gas to the motor won't turn overall
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Customer: New gas with 50 to 1 oil,
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Customer: Couldn"t get gas thru original line , I changed tank and line
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist youWhat brand and year is the engine that you have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know it's a 9.9 eventide outboard
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Is the model number listed on the tag on the engine? I can tell the year from that,.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It turns over but no spark ignition
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Evenrude
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Evinrude 9.9, I got that, but there have been several different styles of this engine? All with their own electronics. Are you near the engine now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model E10RELE9C
Serial: R08572873
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Looking it up
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
How long has the engine been sitting unused?How are you testing for spark?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't test for spark I shut it down October August 2015 it was working perfect I ran the gas out of the engine I use seafoam
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm Not a mechanic but I can try and follow some instruction
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I assumed it had sparked because it turned over it just didn't fire
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok, first thing to look at is the kill switch on the remove control box. Make sure that the lanyard in installed and the switch is pushed all the way in.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can I follow up with this I need to leave for a bit how do I make contact with you again when I get back
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Simply reply as you have been doing already. You should also have some emails from the site. I will be on here for another 6 hrs tonight
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm Back, can we continue
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Yes we can
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have a quick release
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
A quick release??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The choke is on the speed control I pull it out1 quarter inch and push the lever forward and turn the key to start the engine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In order to choke the engine I Mover the lever out and forward
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Does this look like your remote control?http://www.boats.net/parts/search/BRP/EVINRUDE/1990/E10RELESC/REMOTE%20CONTROL/parts.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Similar
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What's next
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
I was researching. Are you near the boat now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I'm on it
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Great, do you have the lanyard part 77 attached to switch part 52?If you turn your key to RUN, then push in on the key, do you hear a click on the engine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Did you not see my last reply?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I responded, the motor turned over ,but I turned it off because I wasn't connected to water. I won't be able to put it in the water until morning so I'm hoping that'll work if not can I call you on this ticket tomorrow
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
What did you do to make it start?Questions here really never truly close. you can reply back just the same as you have been today.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did as you said I pushed the key in and turned it and that's what I wasn't doing it it started
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
that is how you actually choke this engine. What you were doing before was just advancing the throttle. On cold starts, push in and hold the key in as you turn it to start, when the engine starts, just let go of the key and the engine should stay running.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Charles I'm back again I got my engine started but it would now it wont stay running it runs for a few seconds and then shuts off I change the spark plugs and set the Gap at 30
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are u in today
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Yes Im here.When you get the engine running and it is about to die, press in on the key and release it a few times, see if the engine will stay running.Or try squeezing the primer bulb, which step will keep it running?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did that and it would keep running but as soon as it would go through its cycle it would stop like I got it I did it like 40 times but as soon as I didn't push it anymore it stopped
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I put in new spark plugs and set the Gap at 30 I put in a new gas tank and a new hose line
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took the air vent off and looked inside I didn't fool around with the carburetor because I wouldn't know what to do
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
By hitting the choke you are making it draw more fuel. Which means that it is lean. You are going to need to do first, a compression test on the engine. Lets make sure that it can draw the fuel in. Second is that carb is going to need to come off and be cleaned. I can tell you how to do it as we go.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are u available now
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I do a compression test
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
You will need to rent a gauge from a chain auto parts store. Then remove the spark plugs. Pull the kill lanyard from the kill switch to stop the spark. Install the tester into the top spark plug hole. Crank the engine over until the gauge maxes out. record that number. Do the same for the other cylinder.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Good I have 45 min before I have to go for awhile
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
ok, is that something that you can do in that amount of time?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it possible to do the carburetor first and I'll call up and see if I can get a gauge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I called and I can get a compression tester I don't know how to get the spark released can you help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have a lang to pull to shut off spark
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Post me a pic of your control box here.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did the compression test bull spark plugs read 110
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both plugs read 110
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What next
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok great. ow the carb needs to come off. Make sure to remove the fuel line and the throttle arm.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure how to take the carb off,can you show me
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Do you still have the entire air box off?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok, there is a fuel hose that is going to the bottom of the carb , remove it. Then take of the two nuts that hold the carb onto the intake maniflod
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to cut the strap off the fuel line
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
If it is a plastic tie strap, yes