mercury xr4

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by katdaddy, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. katdaddy

    katdaddy New Member

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    anderson sc
    I have a mercury xr4 that idles fine it just doesnt have any power and has a strong smell of raw gas.This motor is on a 17 foot skeeter and used to really be fast but now it struggles to get on plane any suggestions?
     
  2. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    I'd start with a compression test. may not have enough compression to burn the fuel properly and making no power.
    Also, are you carb or injected?
     

  3. elalr

    elalr New Member

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    it could be your float sticking. or clogged jets if its a carb.