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I have a 1988 225 evinrude that will not stay running unless I keep pumping the primer ball. I installed a new VRO pump so I dont think its the pump,it just keeps losing its prime in the ball
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
Is your idle speed high enuf? have you checked timing-i know sounds silly but
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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Jul 05, 2015 | Boating
Engine stalls cold or RPM
fluctuates at idle up and down or dies near idle.
This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control. If the above cleaning doesn't cure your issues you need to have the computer controlled automatic idle speed control system diagnosed and repaired by a dealer or electronic engine control repair shop.
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