View Full Version : I bought a 20hp Mercury 1979 and when I pull the starter cord it wonbt turn at all

06-22-2003, 03:51 PM
It was capsized about 10 years ago and all he did to clean it was start it back up for about five minutes. Now I can't even turn the engine over at all because when I pull the cord it won't move. Any tips on what I should do please let me know thanks for all the time you have given.

06-22-2003, 08:47 PM
Throw it away!Go get another engine!

06-22-2003, 09:37 PM
That motor should have been run for at least 1/2 hr . Any water inside a motor leads to rapid rusting of the precision finished surfaces on bearings and the crankshaft.As was mentioned it is likely scrap and for parts only.