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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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Have been running motor all week in lake. Ran 20 min got out

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Have been running motor all week in lake. Ran for about 20 min got out swam. Got back in started right up cut out after a min and now won't stay running and won't start unless throttle is up past idle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Could I please get the serial number of the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't find it its a 25 hp four stroke Bigfoot 2004. I've check fuel. I checked oil level. I sprayed with ether it started then died. I checked fuel filter gas is passing thru it I sprayed ether and squeezed bulb and it started and I took it out for five min when I went to dock and throttled down it stalled and now won't start at all
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Four stroke?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wrote four stroke in the first line of my last message
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

I do not see it.

Anyways, take a sample of the fuel in the tank. Make sure that when you dodged the storm that you did not get any water into it from the rain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After all I said to you. The response you give me is check for water. I'm not satisfied I want a refund.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

That was step one of a list of items that could be wrong with the engine. I need to make sure that there is good clean fuel going to the engine otherwise I am wasting my time and yours.

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