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Posted on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM  
So my boat has been sitting unused for about a year and a half.
I got a new battery for it last night. What should i do to get it back running? i was just planning on draining the gas, adding fresh gas, adding a can of Seafoam to the gas, and seeing if it would fire up. Should i spray anything in the carb? Do anything else?
Posted on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 11:42 AM  
do your fuel system like you planned on, then just see what happens, the way we did my old outboard was use a 6 gallon gas can and treat that with sea foam then run that higher concentrated sea foam fuel through it and it cleaned the injectors ect it's not a bad way to go if it's not to hard to setup on your boat
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Posted on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM  
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Originally posted by dgeddings

do your fuel system like you planned on, then just see what happens, the way we did my old outboard was use a 6 gallon gas can and treat that with sea foam then run that higher concentrated sea foam fuel through it and it cleaned the injectors ect it's not a bad way to go if it's not to hard to setup on your boat



Good idea. I've got a 5 gallon gas can i can use.
Would i just shove my fuel line down in the gas can and start the motor? or does it have to be air tight or sealed, etc?
Posted on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM  
Just shove the hose below the gas level in the can so it can't suck air.

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Posted on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM  
Its a Merc likely it will fire right up - then as soon as the new gas frees up the gum, ya gonna be cussin it out on the lake - best thing to do is IF it will crank , remove silencer box and at high idle spray some sea foam into the carb throats several times. Run the heck out of it for a while after before shutting down to slow idles.
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