Re: My boat starts only while pumping choke...

[ Ol' Paw's Boat Motor Bulletin Board ] [ Ol' Paw's Fishing Page ]

Posted by Ed Mc. ( on June 19, 2005 at 11:48:28:

In Reply to: My boat starts only while pumping choke... posted by ewforester on June 19, 2005 at 11:09:19:

Sounds like you've got some problems in the carbs, you may need to remove/disassemble them and clean out any varnish/debris you may find. Also blow out all the fuel and air passages with compressed air.

I'd expect that this motor has sat for quite a while, that's a typical problem to see if the carbs weren't drained prior to storage.

The "choke" system on your motor is actually a primer which dumps fuel directly in the motor. So, you're only getting fuel in that way, and not thru the normal passages of the carbs.


Durafix Aluminum Repair Rod Demo

See Items Repaired With Durafix