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Mercury 4 stroke 8 hp

 
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Bradb571



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Mercury 4 stroke 8 hp Reply with quote

I bought a slightly used 2006 (bought new in 2007) mercury 8 hp 4 stroke for my inflatable. The problem is that the idle is to high and if I try to adjust it lower it will stall. Any ideas? Thanks!
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boatScotty
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Mercury 4 stroke 8 hp Reply with quote

I had nearly the same problem with my Mercury 5hp. I flushed the carb and ran fuel with a double strength concentration of Seafoam. It worked great for me and has in the past.

Other wise, it sounds like you have low speed jet clogging issue and if the fuel flush does not work, you will need to rebuild.
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