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Old 22-08-2015, 11:15   #31
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Re: Evinrude 6HP 2- cycle question

Originally Posted by skipgundlach View Post
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.

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