February 21, 2020 at 10:37 pm #195566
I’ve inherited an old 1967 Evinrude 3hp motor. FOr the last 20 years it has been lying in its side. Before that it was running fine.
This motor is the same model:
Can anyone offer some advice getting it started again?
Both spark plugs are generating sparks.
I’m currently using ordinary 2 stoke mower fuel which is 50:1. This should be 25:1 I believe but that shouldn’t stop it from starting I assume.
Have no manual so not aware of the correct startup procedure.
Fuel line to the carby is getting fuel but for some reason only half the fuel lline is full of fuel (the carby end). There is plenty of petrol in the tank.
Any hep much appreciated!February 21, 2020 at 11:02 pm #195571
You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.February 21, 2020 at 11:35 pm #195577
So that means there are bits of that filter and no 15 in your diagram still in there. Is the tank easy to remove or clean out?February 22, 2020 at 12:06 am #195583
I’ve removed the outlet tap from the tank and it is not clear to me how the filter mounts onto the input of the fuel outlet tap (item 15 in your diagram).
If you have a close look at that photo of the filter I provided you will notice that there is no flange on it – it would appear to have broken off. Perhaps bits of that have gotten into the carby?
Ii suppose or the moment I could continue without a fuel filter.
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Topics: 49February 22, 2020 at 4:08 am #195593
The guy in the Johnson video totally missed the filter. When he unscrewed the adapter fitting from the tank (with difficulty), the filter was still in the tank. Normally, the filter is soldered to the adapter fitting. On the Johnson video, the filter is stuck in the tank outlet and he tore the solder joint loose as he removed the adapter fitting. On your Evinrude, the filter has come loose from the adapter fitting and was laying loose in the tank, and you fished it out.
Either way, those filters were never intended to be cleaned. You were supposed to replace it, filter and adapter, as a single piece. Yeah, yeah, I know, some people claim they can be cleaned. Whatever. I’m just saying how it is supposed to be.
Your Evinrude probably has crap in the carburetor, keeping it from starting. The fuel has to pass through the main metering jet (orifice plug), which is only about 0.030 inch diameter. Such a small hole is easy to plug up with goop or particles.
What I’m saying is you need to do a complete fuel system cleaning, tank to carb. And put it back together with a good filter
And while you have the tank off is a good time to check the coils. It would be very common to find them cracked.. You are wasting your time until they are replaced, if they are cracked.February 22, 2020 at 6:15 am #195595
I noticed that the spark on one plug was seemingly weaker than the other. Would that suggest a cracked coil?
Topics: 57February 22, 2020 at 7:42 am #195600
I got the gas tank off earlier no problems. Next I need to get to he coils to check for cracks. The diagrams you’ve provided will help.February 22, 2020 at 8:09 am #195601
To check the coils requires flywheel removal. Do I need a puller or is there a trick to getting it off without one? Is this a path I should go down or should I clean the tank, reassemble and cross my fingers? This is all pretty new to me.
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Topics: 49February 22, 2020 at 8:22 am #195602
I would remove the flywheel for a look-see. You need a 3-bolt puller that uses the three holes at the center of the flywheel. A harmonic balancer puller from an auto parts store will work. Some stores will loan one. A torque wrench to reinstall the nut is also highly recommended. Tighten the nut to 30-40 foot pounds.
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