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Old 04-01-2016, 08:24 AM
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I have a 94 Center Console Hydra Sport with a 94 Evinrude outboard. I was running in a bay where the water was very choppy and then the motor died like it was running out of gas. It took about 15 to 20 tries and it cranked back up and I made it about 500 more yards before it died again like it was running out of gas. After this I could get it to crank, but while still in neutral it would die out. I currently can't get it out of neutral, either dying while in neutral or putting in forward of reverse.

It makes me think something may be wrong with my fuel system. I took the fuel line connector to the motor off and pumped the bulb and gas flowed out of the fuel line into my gas jug very easily as I pumped, but would trickle out to a stop once I stopped pumping. Should gas continue to flow after I stop pumping the bulb? I'm thinking that maybe there could be something clogging the vent or possibly bad fuel lines.

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Old 04-01-2016, 08:39 AM
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if it pumping gas it would seem to not be clogged. Maybe put some fuel in a clear jar,let it set and see if it's trying to run on water.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:12 AM
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Took to mechanic. Here is the issue. I have 3 cylinders. #1 and #3 compression tested at 125lbs and no spark. #2 had a spark but compression was 15lbs. He said it would be 4 to 5 grand to fix or new motor if I wanted to go that route.

Is this something I could repair with help from people on this forum?
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So you have a 70hp? If one cylinder is toast as the compression test stated, for 4 or 5 grand you were quoted, you can almost buy a new motor. Where are you located?

Have you checked your fuel/water separator, almost sounds like you have water in the fuel.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by autiger97 View Post
Took to mechanic. Here is the issue. I have 3 cylinders. #1 and #3 compression tested at 125lbs and no spark. #2 had a spark but compression was 15lbs. He said it would be 4 to 5 grand to fix or new motor if I wanted to go that route.

Is this something I could repair with help from people on this forum?

I don't see 5k to fix one cylinder. It looks like the mechanic is pushing for a repower.
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Originally Posted by mcsd63 View Post
I don't see 5k to fix one cylinder. It looks like the mechanic is pushing for a repower.


Exactly. Check with another shop.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:34 AM
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Yes 70 HP motor. I am on Lake Martin Alabama. I've pumped gas in a mason jar a few times over the last 2 weeks and I did not see water in gas. I did however replace the fuel/water seperate anyway. Is the cylinder issue something I could repair myself with instruction from u guys?

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:42 AM
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If the cylinder is really bad, it's a lot of motor work. Have you ever rebuilt a motor before? You would to totally dissemble and reassemble the motor, is that something you think your capable of?

Sure it's possible. Get the OMC manual on your motor and read over it to see it is within your capabilities first.
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Before you jump off the bridge, have the compression tested again to be sure the guy didn't make a mistake. If it truly is 15#, get a can of OMC/BRP engine tuner & follow the directions on the can. You could have a stuck piston ring and the engine tuner might help un-stick it. Carbon buildup is the cancer of 2-stroke outboards. Engine tuner once a year isn't a bad idea, especially for an older motor. His quote is probably for replacing the powerhead, since he doesn't want to rebuild it. Good luck & hope you find a solution.
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