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Offline Pat_RI

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Engine repair help
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:40:18 PM »
I have a 2004 Nissan 9.9HP 4 stroke does anyone know of a place that repairs Nissan/Tohatsu?  I live in Cumberland if that makes a difference. It is getting gas to the carb but will only run for a few seconds than it dies.
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Re: Engine repair help
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 07:37:56 PM »
Carb needs a rebuild. Or a new carburetor. Any boat yard, or store that sells anything to do with boating will know a good place to bring it.

One thing I can recommend to do without digging into it, is buy some Mercury Power Tune in a spray can. Try running the outboard on that stuff, like you would with say starting fluid. That spray is a miracle worker. Spray it right in the carb, start the engine. Keep it running on it by spraying it right in the intake. Let the RPMS get high, after its ran for a few secconds. Then spray the crap out of it so it stalls and floods the engine. Its called Hot Soaking. Its worth a shot before you bring it to a shop. Especially if the engine hasnt sat for years. There would be too much buildup in the carb for it to run.
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Re: Engine repair help
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 09:28:47 AM »
Agree, sounds like a carb that is gummed up from old fuel!

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Re: Engine repair help
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 03:55:36 PM »
Ditto what Metz and Joe said. Carb gum build-up.
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Re: Engine repair help
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2021, 07:26:15 AM »
Dropped it off to get fixed hopefully get it back at the end of the week.
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Re: Engine repair help
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 09:51:28 AM »
Dropped it off to get fixed hopefully get it back at the end of the week.

@Pat_RI , where did you end up taking it?

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