dang motor grrrrr

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by catfishken, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. catfishken

    catfishken Member

    Streator, Illin
    ok when i have the boat out of the water the motor runs fine i know your not supposed to do it but i did then i put it in the water and it will not start but pull it out and it'll start fine?????? any idea what it could be
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

    Guthrie, Oklaho
    Even if you make it an infrequent habit to run the motor without the benefit of muffs, just running it without water could mess up the cylinders. Pull a compression check on your motor as quick as you can. If the cylinders indicate a severe loss of compression, it may not start, or if it starts, it won't run. If you had accidentally started the motor, then ramped the boat, it should start. May check for either fuel starvation or flooding.