'73? Evinrude 85hp won't stay idle

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Posted by Luke ( on July 08, 2005 at 11:42:26:

On another site I took the model # to come up with the yr so am not sure if it is right or not. heres problem i am having.... get boat started and it will idle sometimes, but when u go to put in gear it dies or it wont idle at all, any suggestions on what i can do to fix this problem. i have already taken apart carbs & cleaned them, checked to make sure bulb stays firm, installed new plugs and tried to adjust throttle.
am at complete loss!!!??? also do i have the right mixture of oil/gas...16oz oil to 6 gal gas? please email if u think u can help me luke_hardesty@yahoo.com

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