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mr d

top of carb spewing gas? 40hp mariner

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can't get on the lake with this issue. what happened? did i loose a needle? confused.gif

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You are correct, needle is not seating for whatever reason. stuck float, bad needle. either way you are looking at a carb rebuild. do yourself a favor and do all carbs complete with kits. You could try to tap the bowl lightly, but in the long run, you are better off rebuilding.

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I had the same problem with my merc. Ended up bringing it into a dealer and was a one day fix. Wasn't that much of a hassel.

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Carb kit and a couple hours and you should be good to go. That is assuming you have some basic mechanical skills.

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argh!!!! off to the shop we go.seams like the new gasolines are gummier.

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Bummer. Not all of us are mechanicaly savy. grin.gif

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i took the bowl off and cleaned the sediment out. did this disrupt the flow or psi?

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