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    Default 4hp evin. wont start, pops when trying to start

    Hay everyone, Ive got a 1975 4hp evinrude that wont start. Sometimes when I pull the cord it "pops". please tell me how I can get it going again. thanks.

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    Default Re: 4hp evin. wont start, pops when trying to start

    You say '...how can I get it running again'. A little history please. Is this a new motor to you?? When was the last time you had it running? Will it briefly run if you spray fuel/oil mix directly into the carb throat?? Give us a little more info so we can help you.
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    Default Re: 4hp evin. wont start, pops when trying to start

    Hi, Nigel.Go to FAQ and do the troubleshooting in "Outboard Wont Start".Let us know what you find.Good luck.

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    Default Re: 4hp evin. wont start, pops when trying to start

    Apparently it was running?Do as Xcusme suggests...squirt some fuel mix down the throat of the carb and see if she fires.If she fires, you have a fuel flow problem. Does the primer bulb pump up snug?If she justs pops, pop the flywheel and give the points and coils a look. A pop every now and then usually indicates a spark problem. Check the gaps are set at .020. Coils in good condition with no cracks showing? Spark plugs good and gaps at .030? When was the last time you had the engine tuned up?
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    Default Re: 4hp evin. wont start, pops when trying to start

    hi again, ive had this 2stroke motor for about 1 year and it wasn't working then but I took it to the the mechanics and he gave it a new headgasket and other stuff. Ive been running it regularly so it wouldnt seise and I had it going about 1-2weeks ago. Its model #'s: 45B36A and itsserial #'s: A119333.thanks again

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