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20 hp evinrude boat motor will not start

I sunk my boat, flush motor, put new plugs in its getting fire to plugs,because i held onto plug wires and got bit i have pulled and pulled but does not even try to start

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  • bwwatson May 11, 2010

    you said you flushed the moter, did that include pulling the carb off and cleaning?

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Broke key off of ignition trying to jump over, can't find wire to keep motor running, will start, but not stay running cause wired to toggle switch. can u help, please thanks, wayne (20hp johnson/evinrude

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I usually don't recommend starting fluid but some brands have oil with them. You may have to dry the cylinders by getting them to fire with starting fluid.
You may have something else wet and grounding. Before using starting fluid spend some time with a hair dryer and try drying out the motor. Leave it sit in the sun with the cover off.
You should drain the carbs, drain the fuel line and gas tank.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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