Originally Posted by skipgundlach
External tank only...
Not very helpful of me sorry! But you could trade
it for a Mercury
. There must be a reason most racing
outboards use Mercury
. There is one good reason and that is the Mercury racing motor
gearboxes enable twin outboard
boats to have user changeable opposite direction props to counter torque reaction.
Another reason might be reliability
. My 5 hp Mercury has never missed a beat. I think the 6 is similar but maybe only an external tank. My 5 has both which is handy.
Some carbs have a drain screw on the bottom of the float bowl. That might be all you need to do if you can see and reach it. Perhaps use a right angle screwdriver. Put a dab of sealant
on the end of the screwdriver to retain the screw. Can you see a filter on the fuel
line in the motor
. That might be blocked. Also have you tipped the contents of your external tank upside down into a container. Don't smoke.
There might be water
or sand in the fuel
. Some fuel supply places used to put water
in their tanks
when they were running low and have a floating take off. Where I once had fuel trouble in Western Samoa
, they have lots of sand and occasional tropical cyclones. Might be similar where you are. Just some ideas.