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Old 09 December 2010, 05:10   #11
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I presume it's not a sticking float in the carb or the choke not coming off and therefore flooding the engine?
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Old 09 December 2010, 05:31   #12
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I don't really want to have to run it off the external tank - that was one reason for getting the Sailmate to have an internal tank so I have an emergency power source immediately available without having to couple up an external tank or have it rigged all the time. If it can't suck from the internal tank (fuel level about 2 inches below the pump) surely the external is going to be worse?

What sort of pump is it anyway - diaphragm? impeller? you can't tell from looking at the outside.

It wasn't moving up and down it was parked in my yard on the trailer but the engine had been stored tilted up for a couple of weeks since I last used the boat - but again I would have thought that tilting an engine into the normal position and then starting it was not an unreasonable thing to expect to do without problems.

I've emailed the dealer I bought it from so will hopefully get a reply tomorrow anyway and see what they say.

Can you download electronic workshop manuals for these engines anywhere? Handy to know which jets are where if I have to strip the carb which I guess I will have to for the idling issue anyway.
I've found it best to keep the internal tanks as full as possible. Its a diaphragm type fuel pump. The carbs are pretty simple to strip down and clean, I'd do that before taking the fuel pump apart.

There are no workshop manuals avaliable online to the public (not genuine ones anyway) but you may be able to find a exploded parts diagram.
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Old 09 December 2010, 12:00   #13
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Old 09 December 2010, 16:22   #14
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If it's a new engine why don't you take it to the dealer or any Mercury dealer to fix under its warranty ?
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Old 09 December 2010, 16:28   #15
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Old 09 December 2010, 16:46   #16
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You can download a manual here for a 2010 Mercury fourstroke sailmate

http://download.brunswick-marine.com/download/dosearch/@isnew/desc?mod=4&lang=EN&categories=OUTBOARD$2010$4-Stroke$

If you need any more help let me know

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Old 09 December 2010, 17:26   #17
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I suggest you look at Bogmonster's location, and tell him where his nearest dealer is...
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I've found it best to keep the internal tanks as full as possible. Its a diaphragm type fuel pump. The carbs are pretty simple to strip down and clean, I'd do that before taking the fuel pump apart.

There are no workshop manuals avaliable online to the public (not genuine ones anyway) but you may be able to find a exploded parts diagram.
Thanks I've had an initial reply from the place I bought it and they are going to try and find an exploded diag of the carb which I hope I will get tomorrow so I can attack it on the weekend. Thanks for the manual link ADI but it's only the user manual - I really need the full shop manual and would like to get that anyway to have for future reference.

One thing I did get back from the dealer was that according to their shop, if the tank level is low, the fuel pump will never pump fuel up just by pulling the engine over, it's got to be running. Now that seems like a pretty darned big design flaw if you happen to want to start an engine with a low tank of fuel, it would explain my problem but I'm not sure it's a good "feature" - the Suzuki wasn't like that.

As suggested the nearest dealer is some distance away but the selling dealer has offered to send out any bits that I find I need so full marks for that.
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I suggest you look at Bogmonster's location, and tell him where his nearest dealer is...
All you get is "If you are unable to find a dealer in your area contact EP Barrus" can't believe such a big company doesn't have a dealer within 50 miles of Steve, shocking really.
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All you get is "If you are unable to find a dealer in your area contact EP Barrus" can't believe such a big company doesn't have a dealer within 50 miles of Steve, shocking really.
they'll send Uncle Al out to fix it for him, so long as he's back on Thursday night - cos he don't work Fridays!
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