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#12645307 - 02/24/18 03:28 PM Motor dies while idling
Lil joe Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 3039
In the last couple months I’ve had an intermittent problem with my motor dying shortly after starting. I can’t get it to restart immediately but after letting it sit a while it starts right up again and it wouldn’t happen again the rest of the day. But today it is starting to hAppen more. I think there is a fuel restriction somewhere. It’s a ‘97 Johnson fast strike

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#12645761 - 02/24/18 10:06 PM Re: Motor dies while idling [Re: Lil joe]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Does the fuel bulb stay full or is it getting soft?

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#12645768 - 02/24/18 10:14 PM Re: Motor dies while idling [Re: grout-scout]
Lil joe Offline
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It’s full

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#12646087 - 02/25/18 09:55 AM Re: Motor dies while idling [Re: Lil joe]
EastBay Boats Offline
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Registered: 12/05/17
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Loc: Texas, 77414
Start by checking the compression, uneven pressure can cause fuel pump problems, vaccume, fuel loading up, rpm surging etc.
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#12646464 - 02/25/18 05:13 PM Re: Motor dies while idling [Re: Lil joe]
gary purdy Offline
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These motors have a quick start feature controlled by temperature. Your temp sensor may be failing. Use only QL78YC plugs.
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