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  • BF-20D stalling from idle

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for a little help with a 2006 20hp remote control driven outboard I just purchased used. Here's what I can tell you:

    - I am following the starting procedure outlined in the manual.
    - The gas is 6 weeks old but has been treated with Sta-Bil as per instructions.
    - The motor oil and gear oil are new.
    - the battery is at least 5 years old.
    - the water separating filter and the fuel filter found under the engine cover are both clean and working well.
    - I have removed, cleaned, and checked the gap on both spark plugs (they looked clean).

    here's the problem:
    - the boat starts beautifully and idles well for 10-30 seconds before sputtering a few seconds and stalling.
    - After stalling, it needs a few minutes before it will start again (and then stall again).
    - if it idles long enough to let me get into gear and up to speed, it runs beautifully for as long as I want to be out until I pull back on the throttle and /or put it in neutral, at which point it sputters and stalls.
    - I can't get the primer bulb very firm, no matter how many times I squeeze it.

    I've included a picture of the gas-tank-to-engine setup. Any thoughts or advice you may be able to provide would be very helpful. Thank you!

  • #2
    Probably need to remove and clean carbs, sounds like low speed circuit is plugged.
    Regards
    Boats.net
    Honda Outboard Parts

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