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Old 03-06-2017, 07:33 PM   #1
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Whelp. After about 500$ I took the boat to the water the first time.

Started it up at the house with muffs and ran it for 10 minutes.

Backed it in, cranked, and nothing.

We tried starting fluid and some on the fly screw adjustments but still nothing.

Got this 1 photo.

Got it home and it cranked first turn.

Has to be fuel and tuning related, it's definitely getting spark.

Going to drain the tank with a fuel pump and try some new fuel. I'll try to readjust the carbs as well.

Any pointers?
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Start switch may be it.
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Any pointers?
Take it to a mechanic.
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And quit spraying starting fluid in it...
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Take it to a mechanic.
I am a mechanic 😂

I have 3 friends from high school who all went into outboard school. And not a single one got certified on Johnson/Evinrude's
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Start switch may be it.
The key switch? It's running great out of the water. Are there any sensors that tell the motor its actually launched?
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The angle of the motor in the pic the same when you run it in the driveway? Maybe kinked fuel line to motor.

Did you CK spark when on the water? Just pull cap, hang on to it while cranking.
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Pick up tube might be sucking air. Try a different tank.
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Top 2 plugs had spark but we couldn't get to the bottom 2.

No lines kinked, all new and we traced everything at multiple trim levels.

I've got an electric fuel pump on the way to drain the tank, also going to decarb and retune all 4 carbuerators.

New fuel and I will recheck the spark gaps.

Might have time to try again on Thursday.
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Man that is frustrating. Hope you can get it going.
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