problems with my 2009 merc 6 hp

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by snag, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. snag

    snag I Love microskiff.com!

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    having problems with my 09 6hp merc. motor starts full pull, and idles for ever with no problems but as soon as i give it gas to get underway the motor starts sputtering and shuts down. then i give it one pull and it starts up and idles fine, i just cant get go. i have been house hunting the last4 to 5 months so have not been using it as much but i run it dry every time i use it. if anybody has have the same problems any info would be great. by the way its a 4 stk.
     
  2. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Either three things
    Bad gas
    Carb needs rebuilt
    Air leak on fuel system.
    Sometimes it's the easiest/most obvious thing that causes the issue..
     

  3. Rediculous

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    I had the same problem when I first got my 04' merc. I did a few things and now it runs great.
    1. replaced the pick-up tube in the tank.
    2. replaced all gas line and bulb
    3. cleaned the carb, and sprayed liquid mechanic all up in it.

    I'm not sure exactly what fixed the problem. I think it was the pick-up tube. But it could've been a combo of all of it.
     
  4. snag

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    thanks guys for the info. now ive been house hunting the last 5 months, and the gas has been sitting so do u think it could be bad gas? also some one told me to use ring free by yamaha. has anybody ever used it?
     
  5. Rediculous

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    I'd definately get the old gas out and see if that helps. If it doesn't, start troubleshooting the other things AH and I mentioned. I'd start with the easiest things until I found the problem. Who knows it might just be the gas...
     
  6. snag

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    im on it. let u know what happens . thanks again.
     
  7. snag

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    im on it. let u know what happens . thanks again.
     
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