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Old 11 October 2015, 08:57   #1
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Mercury 2 stroke

Hi all, my engine for my tender has just decided to die, won't start and after about 2 pulls just splutters fuel everywhere Click image for larger version

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Old 11 October 2015, 09:25   #2
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You could try cleaning the carb sounds like the float is sticking.
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Old 13 October 2015, 02:27   #3
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DO a compression test first, check serial number with manufacturer in order to get the spec compression. If it's 20 lbs less or more, added a few squirts of 2 stroke oil into the cylinder and do another compression test..if it shoots in pressure..you have ring problems anyway and fixing simple fuel leaks might not be desirable in the long term.


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Old 13 October 2015, 08:11   #4
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Was it running fine before you put it away or did it have issues then?

Does it have a kill switch & is this working/have you remembered to fit the cord - I had a senior moment a few years ago & wasted a lot of time trying to find out why my auxiliary refused to start at the beginning of my first outing for that season

If it just splutter fuel everywhere then it sounds like it's flooding & I'd be having a look at the carb to check that the float is working as Dave suggested.
If the plug is soaking wet with fuel it's unlikely to start.
Have you checked for a spark?
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Old 13 October 2015, 23:31   #5
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Hello there. Looks like you and I have the same engine. I recently bought mine. It would do the same thing yours does. I found the float level to be wrong and one of the fuel pump diaphragms yup be bad. I've gotten mine running without sputtering fuel out the carb. I'm still waiting for new parts though.
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