Well spring has sprung and I still don't have the boat in the water.
I tried to start the old Mercury 9.9 Outboard and I am out of luck.
I would appreciate any help/advice from everyone out there who must
be smarter than me.
1) Prime motor by twisting the throttle a few times.
2) Motor starts with gas tank disconnected.
3) Motor runs fine without gas tank for minutes at a time (until of
course the carb runs out of fuel).
4) Connect gas take it dies within 20 seconds or so.
This is repeatable (happened all afternoon).
I've replaced the fuel hose and cleaned the fuel filter in the motor and
in the gas tank.
Yes, I have fresh gas in the tank and new spark plugs.
I know that the fuel hose is in the correct direction because when I
squeeze the bulb I can get fuel coming out the carburator (btw, is this
supposed to happen ?)
I am wondering if I have clogged/stuck valve somewhere ? Last year the
brass part of the
connector for the fuel line popped out (only a spring, needle and brass
fitting) so I reassembled and pushed them back in. This connection seals
and seems to work the same as before (i.e, push on the pin and gas comes
out and obviously goes in when the fuel line is connected).
Is there a rebuild kit for the carb ? Is this something the
mildly mechanically inclined should attempt ?
Any other suggestions ?
(Boatless in New Jersey)