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Old 05-09-2013, 01:19 PM
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I cant remember where the pump or filter is, but one way to eliminate both of those is to have someone try starting the enginer and you pour a SMALL amount of gas directly into the carb it should start up then as long as nothing else is wrong. also while you have the carb cover off have someone pump the throttle and look down in the carb to make sure you are squirting gas into the bowl. (if this doesnt work PM me your number and I can call you and try to help out)
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:00 PM
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I cant remember where the pump or filter is, but one way to eliminate both of those is to have someone try starting the enginer and you pour a SMALL amount of gas directly into the carb it should start up then as long as nothing else is wrong. also while you have the carb cover off have someone pump the throttle and look down in the carb to make sure you are squirting gas into the bowl. (if this doesnt work PM me your number and I can call you and try to help out)
Not a bad idea, but use starting fluid. it comes in an aerosol can and is a little safer to use than pouring gas straight in. In the event of a backfire, the starter fluid only burns for an instant and you just need to stop spraying it and the fire will burn itself out.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:36 AM
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To find the other filter, just trace the fuel line back from the carb. You'll find it at the lower port side of the front of the engine.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:48 AM
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Is the fuel pump in the tank??...I think it is junk!
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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I tried starting fluid in the carb and no go..it wouldnt fire up...so I'm thinking the bad gas possibly triggered the fuel pump to die..or the filter to become bad some how!!
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Is the fuel pump in the tank??...I think it is junk!
You have a mechanical fuel pump that is located on the front left side of engine, if the boat won't start with starting fluid I would suspect you have an ignition problem.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:40 PM
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You have a mechanical fuel pump that is located on the front left side of engine, if the boat won't start with starting fluid I would suspect you have an ignition problem.
any suggestions....ignition coil?? Ignition switch..anything else??
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:53 PM
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You need to check for spark.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:08 PM
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meaning the plugs are fouled??
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:20 PM
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meaning the plugs are fouled??
fouled plugs will still spark,

First you need to pull a plug wire off a spark plug remove a spark plug reinsert spark plug into loose spark plug wire then touch the electrode of spark plug against an engine ground and crank the engine like your starting if you see the spark plug spark the ignition is good, if not you need to back up to the distributor and see if their is spark at the distributor cap and so forth.

Youtube is your friend here, just search keywords and there is a boat load of videos showing you how to do it, it's sometimes hard to write how to do things watching a video makes more sense in some cases...
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