Ok, so I finally got all the parts in to my 1986 Evinrude 6hp. Background: Approx. 14 months ago the engine had a small fire and all plastic pieces were burned. I have no idea if the motor was stored with fuel in the carb or what not. I received the engine approx. 3 moths ago. Took apart the pieces that were burned cleaned everything and ordered all the replacement parts. Now everything is back together and in working order. I tried to start it and it will run for .75-1.9 seconds (only on starting fluid) and then shut off. My checklist: Fresh Gas and Oil - Yes New Spark Plugs - No, but I did check the gap and it was spot on. New Fuel Lines - Yes Check Fuel Filter - Yes and clean Cleaned Carb - No...but when I took it looked clean. I have not run any kind of cleaner through it. I'm guessing the obvious next choice should be to replace the spark plugs and go from there.... any other suggestions?