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Old 11-27-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Anyone know a good place for outboard repair?

Been having issues with my 2015 9.8hp outboard motor.
The engine would not idle so I suspected dirty carb.

Took the carb off and cleaned, put back on with no improvement. Took off again and cleaned more thoroughly but still no luck.
It seems like the float might be getting stuck but I'm no expert.
It will idle with the choke on but if you give it any throttle while the chokes on it bogs down.
as soon as you push the choke in, the engine races. Try to throttle down a bit and it keeps throttling down until it stalls. Crack the throttle and it redlines...basically whichever way you turn the throttle it wants to keep going.


Sucks that I bought a brand new 2500 dollar motor so I would not have to deal with these issues and I'm having them already
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
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It sounds like a fuel issue.

If it has been sitting with gas in the carbs the ethanol in the fuel will eat through the system.

Had the same type of issue with my cruiser, same symptoms. New filter and carbs fixed it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:12 PM   #3
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I use Cy Fair Marine. Good folks.

Not a lot of options in Cypress.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:14 PM   #4
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Sounds like the old gas gunked up in there. A carb cleaning should fix it
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:19 PM   #5
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It sounds like a fuel issue.

If it has been sitting with gas in the carbs the ethanol in the fuel will eat through the system.

Had the same type of issue with my cruiser, same symptoms. New filter and carbs fixed it.

Yeah I pretty much left it sitting. I tried to come by and fire it up every other week but it had been sitting a while this last run and I think it had gotten gummed up.
Ethanol free fuel has proven to be hard to find.

I had thought about just buying a new carburetor, since they run about 150-250 and I'm sure that's what it costs just to bring it to a marine repair shop...but I'd hate to do that and that ends up not being the issue.
Could it be anything else?
I bypassed the fuel filter using a section of ink pen tubing and there was no improvement...

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I use Cy Fair Marine. Good folks.

Not a lot of options in Cypress.
Thanks I might bring the carb by there and see if they can look at it.
Visually everything looks fine and I checked several how to videos for cleaning a 9.8hp outboard carb and followed them all exactly.
I'm kind of at a loss at this point.

I pulled the carb and cleaned it TWICE. Used almost a whole can of carb cleaner. Pulled out the jets and let them soak over night...I've done everything short of submerging the entire carb body in carb cleaner to soak.

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