8hp mercury motor problem

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by catman-j, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

    Eastern Nebr
    I have my boat stored at a friend's house and his 8 yr old decided to get in it and play. He pulled the choke knob and broke off the mechanism from the carbureutor and completely flooded it. I have new parts on order and they'll be here soon. In the mean time I was able to get the choke mechanism reattached be using washers under the screws but the motor won't idle. It will start if I hold the throttle open a little. I put new spark plugs in it too. What do I need to do to get it to idle besides cuss at it which didn't help.:angry::sad2::confused2: