so i got this motor thru a little wheeling and dealing and trading
after some reasearch i found its a 1983, its a 4cylinder, im pretty sure its a 50hp
yesterday i put the motor on my boat, hooked everything up, put the hose pipe on it, fired it up, seemed to idle a little low, i squeezed the bulb, and she rared up higher. in the process i got cold, so i called it a day, figured, well it runs, i was content, and went inside to warm up.
today i went out there, fired it up, and same thing. pump the bulb it will rare up, or if i keep hitting the electric choke and releasing it, it will run properly. if you dont pump the bulb or hit the choke it will die out. the fuel filter will still have fuel in it, but you have to pump the bulb again to get it to crank.
ive also made a few observations, if you pump the bulb up enough, gasoline will actually squirt out from the front of the carbs
its a 4cylinder, 2 carbureator setup, and both carbs appear to have fuel pumps built on the side of them
it doesnt have the orginal bowl filter, the previous owner put an inline glass type filter
if you spray a little carb cleaner in the top carb while its running, it will run pick up rpms and run better
my thoughts tell me the top carb isnt getting any gas, but when i pull the top bowl off it, it was full of gas, and the float was not stuck closed
so whats my problem?