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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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15 hp outboard starts with choke out and dies when pushed

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15 hp outboard starts with choke out and dies when pushed in
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Customer: 15 hp Honda. will not run when choke is pushed in
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: I need it to run when choke is pushed in
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

Good morning, my name Jason, I read what you wrote. I have a pretty good idea of what the problem is, but before I get into that. What kind of history does this outboard have? When did it last run correctly? Have you ever personally seen it run correctly? How old is the fuel itself? Have you done anything on your own yet to troubleshoot the issue?