motor problems

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by whisker maniac, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I have been working on an old evinrude 25hp. I've gotten it running but it spits, coughs, and sputters and every time I throttle it back to a low idle speed it dies.

    I've sprayed the carb down with cleaner and added sea foam to the tank. All that helped to get it running.. would stay running at all before that.

    Anyone have any suggestions on what else I can do to get it running smoothly?
     
  2. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Have you rebuilt the carb?
     

  3. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

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    ckeck the reedsif they are sealing up good, while the engine is running hold yer thumb very close in front of the carb, you should not feel any air comming out only going in, if there is fuel - air coming outward the reeds are not closin all the way or there are chiped - broken