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Old 18 July 2008, 17:50   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Erith
Boat name: mr Tom
Make: Humber
Length: 4m +
Engine: mariner 60 hp
Join Date: Mar 2008
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starting problems

Just been out in rib for second time, i have a 2 stoke mariner 60ELPTO year 2003.
Engine once started runs fine,just had it service last month.fuel seems ok ,engine turns over but does not fire/ spark plugs NGK BP8H wondering if gap is corrrect ,i am getting a
spark ,wondering if it could be something silly before i take it back to engineer which will be a pain.Could it be a Timing Problem? After taking it out today for about 2 hours after finally
getting it started recovered on trailer and went to flush engine guess what , could not start
up again , took me 40 min to get going again.Any one got any idea,advice appreciated.

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Old 18 July 2008, 18:00   #2
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Clean the carbs out and make sure the fuel bulb is pumped hard. It won't be timing.

If it's got warranty, take it back anyway.
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Old 19 July 2008, 06:49   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Buckingham
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
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Engine: Mariner 75
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Plug gaps correct (40 thou for me) - tick
Plugs tightened correctly - tick
Fresh fuel in tank - tick
Air vent in petrol tank open - tick
Primer bulb hard - tick
Battery master switch on - tick
Throttle in neutral - tick
Ignition on - tick
Starter turns - tick
Kill cord in - whoops - happens to me at least once a year (it's not a problem when I'm in the boat, but easy to forget when I'm in the garage) ...

Silly questions -
- is your choke off (hot engine + choke = difficult to start) ?
- is your kill cord switch reliable (if you jiggle the kill cord when the engine is running does it cut out) ?
- are your spark plug leads in good condition ?

I agree with Nos4r2 - if it's just been serviced then take it back and find out what is wrong (it worked before and doesn't now ...)
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Old 19 July 2008, 07:04   #4
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try pulling fuel through from engine, I swapped bulb & had an airlock upstream of bulb in the line. Bulb was hard but the line upstream of bulb was full of compressed air.

I got the solution from this site - top guys! it worked.
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