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Boat engine starts, runs then...
Boat engine starts, runs then shuts off. Have to keep choke open for it to run. Have drained fuel tank and added new fuel. So ???
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Boat
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Palmer P 60 engine
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Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 9 months ago
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You are going to need the carburetor cleaned and rebuilt. If it needs the choke, it means you don't have enough fuel being metered, most likely due to clogged passages in the carb.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
OK. That's something I considered. Would you also think that I need to reset the timing..... TDC?
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 9 months ago

Well, timing normally will not keep it from running unless way off. But if you still run the old points in it then timing and dwell should be checked every season anyway.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Got it. Appreciate the help. Thanks.
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 9 months ago

You're welcome.

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