I have a 1988 Yamaha 130 carburetored motor. Put her in today for my first run of the season. Motor dies not getting any fuel. Seems when you pump the primer ball it does not get hard and hold the fuel thought the system. If I pump ball 20 times it starts them dies.
Fuel pump replaced 50 hours ago
New 10 micron water/fuel separator
Cleaned all filters
50 gallons of fresh fuel
What keeps the fuel from feeding back to the tank? Is there a check valve of some sort in the ball or fuel pump?
Update: Pulled filters and water seperator, clean again (not dirty) no water founf in seperator gas looks clean.
Hooked up different tank and hose to engine, got running but runs like crap. Last season I made the mistake of running tank dry - sucked in a ton of crap and carbs got clogged. I pulled down carbs and cleaned and it seemed to run okay in the yard afterwards - make me think fuel pump got all screwed up with dirt. I did not take it apart.
What do you think, pop in a fuel pump? Its only $$$