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Old 17-02-2010, 10:55   #1
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Motor Only Runs with Half Choke

I am buying a boat on the weekend and the owner told me that the Palmer 30hp motor only runs with the choke half on. Off the top of your head what would you guess this would be caused by? Would it be a huge thing to fix?

I am getting pretty good deal on the boat, so I expect some repair issues.
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Old 17-02-2010, 10:57   #2
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Plugged passage in carburetor, simple take apart blow out with compressed air
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Old 17-02-2010, 11:23   #3
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pull the main jet and clean really well with something like lacq thinner or carb cleaner to dislove the varnish... It probably has a bunch of "varnish" buildup which is restricting the fuel flow.
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Old 17-02-2010, 11:42   #4
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Easy fix

Ok. Thanks for the advice guys. It seems like it should be a fairly easy fix then. Just a little bit of my time involved.

Thanks for your quick responses guys.
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Old 17-02-2010, 16:20   #5
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Gumout makes a carb cleaner kit. It is about the size of a paint can and has the solvent in it. Plus there is a little basket for the small parts.

Wear Eye Protection if you use compressed air.....as the orifices can surprise you.
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.....as the orifices can surprise you.
I never realized carburetors and women were so much alike.
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