View Full Version : Evinrude 6HP 1970 Fisherman starts then dies

04-21-2003, 08:13 PM
" it fires, then after two seconds dies...tried cleaning the carb, it looked pretty good when i took it apart, tested the fuel pump...good, plugs look good. If i pull the choke during those few seconds, it speeds up, and then dies. If i push the choke in and out, i can sort of keep it running. Also the throttle is full open, but it when it starts it is only at idle speed. Weird. "

04-21-2003, 11:25 PM
" It is not weird at all. Check to make sure that you have a spark that will jump at least a 1/4 gap. These motors are known for cracked coils, Check compression as you may have a bad head gasket.That particular design was basically the same from 54 to the late 70's and if it does not start and run there is something wrong. "