My 25HP bogs down and quits about 70% of the time I punch the throttle. Then suddenly it will take off and run at WOT just fine. I stop and fish. Start it, punch throttle and it kills...repeat 5 or 6 times and suddenly it takes off fine.
I rebuilt carb, fuel pump is fine, now I suspect the manual prime unit. I notice sometimes it is under pressure (I can feel pressure when I push it in / out) and sometimes it is totally void of pressure when I push it in/out. It's a network of tubes goin to the carb. I see a replacement is $80. Since I never need to prime anyways, can I just cut the tubes, jam a couple golf tees in them to seal them off and be on my merry way? Or will this not work? It has a choke so I dont really need the primer for starting purposes.