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riverrat56

Motor won't idle/troll?

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I've got a 91' Evinrude VRO 40 HP motor on my boat, It will idle for a minuet or so and then quit, same with trolling, I can go for a few minuets then and it kills, anything over maybe 1/8 throttle and it works great, I've cruised all day with no problems, but at low idle it kills.

I've all ready replaced the spark plugs, could it be a carb problem? I'f that is the problem how do I clean it?

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Is your tank loosing prime, when it starts to cut out squeeze the fuel ball a couple of times. It may have a bad hose, or pickup in the fuel tank.

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Sounds like it might be a chunk of crud in the low speed jet. Time for a cleaning...

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Any info on how to clean the low speed jet? Like what it is, where it is, and how to do it? Or should I just take it in some place?

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You have to take apart the carbs and clean them up. I suggest buying a manual or take it to a shop. It's not a tough job, but it takes person with a little expertise.

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Well in that case, I know just the guy to help me. Thanks guys.

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