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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Got a 1998 evinrude two stroke oil injectioned 40 hp

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got a 1998 evinrude two stroke oil injectioned 40 hp outboard starts and runs fine for about 20 minutes than it just shuts down like it runs out off fuel . what could be the promble/
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** could be a failing fuel pump or a fuel restriction. Do this start the engine when it start to die squeeze the primer bulb will the engine continue to run?

If yes then we have a failing fuel pump or a fuel restriction or possible air leak. Check all fuel line connections be sure they are tight. The if all looks good run the engine on a different fuel tank. If engine still dies then you have a failing fuel pump.

Check the fuel line connector on the motor where the connector is # ***** Then check all fittings going to the fuel pump. Squeeze the primer bulb real hard look for fuel leaks. If you find leaks this is where it will suck air and cause the engine to run out of fuel.

Post back with questions and findings.

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