Hi guys, sorry for the delayed reply, been away...
I had the outboard out again last Saturday and she was running fine, later during the day she idled fine but struggled to idle straight from starting. (engine was warm at this point) Once underway its fine, even on idle. At one point it died on me, restarted then it cuts out after a few refs, almost like being starved of fuel? I used a spanner and lightly tapped the carb, top one? It then started and was running fine so called it a day, suspecting its the float needle etc...
Armed with some tools today I took the carbs off, hope I dont have spare parts putting it back, haha.
I have attached a few pics below, any feedback greatly appreciated as I am not sure what I am looking at or to look for.
This is the bottom carb with float bowl removed?
The float and needles from both carbs/floats? They seem fine to me and dont think theres a blockage as far as I can tell.
This is the inside of the float bowl? there seems to be a build up of shit/salt etc take it it should be clean?
this is the top with plate and seal removed, also some build up?
Does the needles look fine? do I just clean everything and re-assemble? I read about adjusting the float level but does not appear if one can do it with mine? the top carb/float bowl looks a lot cleaner than the bottom one.
Also since its all off now where and how do I look for the fuel jets to make sure they are clean, I am comfortable with tools but just zero knowledge with engines etc so willing to learn but dont have a parts list/service manual.
Just a bit more info, since last service a month ago I got new fuel tank, fuel line and primer bulb, they also fitted a second inline fuel filter between existing fuel filter and carb and have been using fresh fuel, so doubt and rubbish is coming from my part...