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Mercury repair....

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I have an old Mercury Kiekeifer motor that needs some work. Is there a place in the metro area that specializes in Mercs? I thought there is a place in Minneapolis, but not sure.

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Twin City Outboard

600 Canterbury Road

Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-496-1951

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Robbinsdale Marine works on old outboard motors - can't give you the phone number here. Got in trouble last time.

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Robbinsdale Marine has taken good care of a friend of mine. We had problems on the water last year and we were on the phone with them for 15-20 minutes. They're usually very fast, as well.

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are they reasonably priced?, got a 6 horse johnson, a 76, that ocasionally spits and sputters at WOT, then runs fine. thinking maybe points or condenser, since it sat in pasture for 5 years with no use. anyone know of a problem like that and the solution??

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I have a 78 6 horse johnson. A couple of years ago it did the same thing. It ended up being the fuel line screen housing (i am sure that is not what it is called) had a small crack in it. changed it, at a cost of 4 or 5 dollars and it still works great. Also check your oil gas mixture.

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thanx for the reply avidfisher, was that screen located where the gas line plugs into the outboard, at the fuel pump, or behind the carb in the outboard?

Also, i believe i am running a 50:1 mixture

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it was located at the carberator. If you were to try and prime the hose with out it running, you could see a little gas coming out which is how i noticed it. Hope this helps. I got the part at robinsdale marine. i was also told (before i found the problem) to check the hose and also the can cause any escape of pressure can cause it to sputter i also changed the plug which you have to get at a marine. Parts store does not carry it.

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