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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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1985 70hp wont continue to run without pumping primer bulb

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1985 johnson 70hp wont continue to run without pumping primer bulb
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

This is a failing VRO pump it can't pump enough fuel to keep engine running.

You have a few options.

1) replace the pump.

2) rebuild the fuel pump side of the pump. VRO kit.

3) Use conventional pump and mix your own oil and gas.

Post back with questions.

Thank you......Tan

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