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    So ya it a busy time of the year for shops but hoping someone is able to help me out.
    Last spring had to bring the boat in for a fuel leak. Found to be a struck float and the guy cleaned and reinstalled the carbs and the boat ran well for the rest of the season.
    Started up the boat this spring and found the same problem.
    Of cousre all the shops tell me at least 3 weeks before they''ll look at it and the thought of draging the boat back to Fort Eire doesn't thrill me.
    So if you're a carb mech in the gta area that can handle a break down and maybe a float replace of a 50hp 4 stroke mercury 2000ish sooner that 3 weeks either during or after work pm me please
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    Almost sounds like the carb is gummed up again. Try running some sea foam through it. Did you train the carb before storing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Almost sounds like the carb is gummed up again. Try running some sea foam through it. Did you train the carb before storing?
    Doubt its gummed up again, Beleive float not working on one of the carbs so either some debris in the way or the floats not working properly either case need someone able to remove and check what the case maybe. Since they were worked on last spring would assume the breakdown should be quick and easy.
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    If the float was stuck last year it is quite possible they did not clean the needle very well, there is a needle under where the floats rests.
    However if fuel was left in the carb last year it would still add to the problem. You said there was a fuel leak I had the same thing on a motorcycle. I suspect the needle needs replacing and the hole it sits in as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Doubt its gummed up again, Beleive float not working on one of the carbs so either some debris in the way or the floats not working properly either case need someone able to remove and check what the case maybe. Since they were worked on last spring would assume the breakdown should be quick and easy.
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    Seems there is no one who wants to make a few bucks on the side anymore.
    So having a bit of time today and not wanting to wait at least 3 weeks before someone will look at it did a bit of tinkering.
    The problem I hypothesize is a stuck float as result of either some foreign material in the way or mechanical disfunction. Don't belive it was due to being gummed up as the carbs were just professionally cleaned last spring.
    Would of gladlly paid couple of hundred bucks for someone to break down the carbs and verify the problen and the solution.
    To no avail had to figure out a MacGyver move.
    Starting at the motor for some inspiration the thought occured to me.
    Remove the drain screw fron the bottom of the bowl snake a fine wire up to activate the float and see if it would unstick.
    Maneuver preformed started it up and voilà gas leak stopped fuel pump not clicking motor purring like a kitten.
    Not claiming its fix but at least functional so be salmon fishing Sunday(weather premitting) instead of twittling my thumbs until someone can get around to helping me out.
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    I would be running a bit of Seafoam in your fuel just in case. You don't need a sticky float while out on big water.
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    I just put Seafoam in my jerrycan’s before I fill them..done. FYI on sale at Napa now $8 or so


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    FWIW.. in the fall when you are storing your carburetored engines. Run some fuel stabilizer and/or seafoam in the gas. Run the engine with the fuel line disconnected to burn all the gas within the fuel system. A dry fuel system will have way less problems starting up in the spring as the ethanol in the fuel is the culprit. No ethanol, no problems.

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