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2004 3.0L TKS Merc cranks but won(39)t start....-gctid820123

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  • 2004 3.0L TKS Merc cranks but won(39)t start....-gctid820123

    Boat has not been started in 2 years it was winterized properly and 5 gallons of sta-bil gas put in. Went out today sucked out all that old gas, changed the fuel/water separator filter (filled it with fresh gas). Put 4 clean and properly gapped plugs. Engine cranks but won't start. Connected timing light to coil wire and it flashes. Disconnected fuel line and cranked it, fuel sputtered out. I believe it's not getting fuel. I got the idea of blowing air back down the line from where the fuel line goes into the carb. Does anybody think this is a good idea? I'm searching this site for ideas and other places as well. I don't know where to go from here. I think it's the TKS carb.

  • #2
    Cycle your kill switch a few times.
    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    Manalapan N.J


    • #3
      spark is there, sounds like.

      pour a bit of gas down to the carb throat, flame arrestor back on,

      see if she will start momentarily.
      Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
      Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
      93 3058 sold
      92 2855 (day boat)
      91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
      Longbranch WA
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