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Old 04-07-2021, 08:47 AM
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I went to start up my 2004 Cobia 230WA for the first time this season... and while it started on the first kick, it soon died. I tried to start it again and nothing. I checked the fuel pump and it was half full. I am thinking that I simply need to prime it. BUT, I cannot for the life of me find the primer bulb. Can anybody give me a pointer or 2?

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Old 04-07-2021, 10:26 AM
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Probably inside the hatch in splashwell if same as 2001
Old 04-07-2021, 10:35 AM
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thanks... i checked all hatches, followed the gas line with my hand and dont feel or see anything. very frustrating when you think you know the solution but cannot find it. in your 2001, was it fairly obvious or did you have to dig for it?
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I have a 2003 and it is in the hatch right in front of the outboard. Same hatch as fuel / water separator.
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ugh... thats what i keep hearing but it is not there. i'll keep mucking around. thanks all.
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May not have one. I don't know that they're necessary on a modern outboard, except to perhaps fill a new fuel filter.
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What engine is it? If an Efi 4 stroke or a Di 2 stroke, they’re not needed so may well not be fitted.
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Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66. Its fuel injected but I thought I still may have the bulb to pump gas into the fuel pump... which is only half full... which is what I think is keeping the motor from turning over.
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Even if there’s one you can’t find (unlikely if you can follow the whole line and not see one) it wouldn’t harm to add another if you want to test if it’s the problem.
Both quick and cheap to do.
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Originally Posted by AdRock17 View Post
Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66. Its fuel injected but I thought I still may have the bulb to pump gas into the fuel pump... which is only half full... which is what I think is keeping the motor from turning over.
please explain "turning over"
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when first tried (again, first time of the season), engine started right up. after a few minutes, it puttered out. When i tried again, the engine is cranking and trying to start, just not getting there. seeing the fuel pump is half full, i thought that it might be a fuel delivery issue.
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Which "fuel pump" is half full ?, do you mean the fuel filter on the outboard ?
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sorry.. i have been getting my words mixed up all day. the fuel filter on the actual o/b engine is only half full... so i feel that fuel isnt getting there.

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