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Yamaha 15 hp 2cycle will turn over on ether but won't keep running. Fuel runs freely past the fuel filter. Fuel bulb in hose to tank is pumped solid. What should I try next?

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Clean the carb.

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What you need to do is remove the air from the injection lines, the reason is when air is in the lines the fuel cannot form enough pressure to open the injectors due to the air compressing instead of being a solid fuel. So first step is to fill the fuel filter.

Next, follow the fuel line from the filter and see if it goes to a small primer pump optional on most machines, if not the go to the injector lines at the injector. Loosen all the lines and apply full throttle making sure the stop is push in SO the machine will run. Crank the motor for 15-20 seconds or until you see fuel pulsating out the loosened lines.

To help protect yourself against risk of running out of gas, consider filling up your tank anytime your fuel indicator falls below 1/4 a tank.

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Wow.....I never knew they made DIESEL lawn mowers. Sweet!

But I tell you this, I can almost guess to a "T" they have the same problems a Cat C-15 475HP diesel motor has when she runs out of fuel, and which you already done.

Air Lock. Like you just said. I seen it many a time with those motors (truck driver here). I have seen them fight you time and again on bleeding air out as well, even having done it 8 times in a row, and taking 15 minutes.

What we used to do, is simply pull the air filters, and give her some Ether shots to get moving (rough idle) and get them to KEEP pulling fuel (and air too), and THEN bleed out the air. The point is to KEEP her running, and KEEP on bleeding, until she stops fighting you.

Worked every time. Though......don't empty much Ether into her, just AIN'T good for the cylinders, man! (I have seen some guys make those motors SCREAM off of 2 cans of Ether at once. The horror! The pain!) But the motors kept on motoring!

If you can keep her running off of just the Primer, then pump away dude, and bleed at the same time.......

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