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Old 23 July 2008, 08:19   #1
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now i cant get it started!!

new battery new plugs and even new steering wheel and cable ....just gone to start it after winterising last year put new plugs in and it wont start looks like a good spark but the plugs are bone dry after a lot of trying , is this usual or is something wrong been trying for about 10 mins
all 3 plugs still bone dry just undone drain plugs on carbs and plnty of fuel coming out of each carb

i did all the carbs and plug holes last winter with quick silver winteriser

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i got the prop in an old water tank and theres plenty of oil on the top of the water !

just a thought shoould this be posted in another forum?
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Old 23 July 2008, 08:47   #2
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take a couple of plugs out and put a small amount of petrol in the cylinders, put plugs back in and try see if that clears it.
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Fuel hose on the right way around
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Old 23 July 2008, 11:28   #4
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yes only goes one way as its permantly tie wrapped to the boat
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Hate to admit to it for a second time - but I did all that a few weeks ago and had forgotten to put the kill cord on ....
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i did check the kill cord as that is exactly how dead it is ,but i am getting a good spark at all plugs
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take a couple of plugs out and put a small amount of petrol in the cylinders, put plugs back in and try see if that clears it.
I agree - give in a good prime first!!!

Also could be a choke problem or not enough throttle.
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when i push the key in for choke i hear a click but cant see anything physically happen after priming and turning engine over for a good couple of minutes absolutley nothing not even a little fart!!! it just seems so dead ,when i remove the plugs there is no no smell of fuel and they appear bone dry there is a good spark at all 3 plugs i have removed the carbs all looked spotless inside blew through the jet and checked the float was moving freely
been trying all day the new battery is now on charge the water butt has plenty of two stroke floating on top
i did try priming the blub while my son turned the engine over it went soft for quite a while when the engine was turning over then firmed up after approx 10-15 pressess id guess but still deader than a dodo it does seem as though fuel is not getting to the cylinders but im no expert!!
its a 97 merc 50 it ran fine when i winterised it and run the fuel out in october last year!!
when i cleaned the carbs today they were all full of fuel!! so fuel is getting to carbs!!
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It's no good in the carbs - put it into the cylinders!!!
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i did prime the cylinders every time i have tried since mr chappelow said earlier this afternoon
after all the turning over should the plugs not be soaked and smelling of fuel ? beacause even with putting it the cylinders there bone dry sfter giving it a good turning over
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