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I don't know why the idle is revving like that. I wouldn't run it like that because shifting like that can wreck the lower unit That is big money.. Gap
Well I got the new key and checked the point gap ,torqued the flywheel,checked for spark...everything good...it started with no choke and ran for about
I have a 60 HP,same problem.I rebuilt the pump with o rings and new pilot valve,still same.The parts schematics seem to differ and dont explain exactly
Resolved. Replacement HX with sealing/brazing did the trick.
I noticed a quick drip leak at the base of the circulating pump, and the bolt right below the pump is pretty rusted, so it has been leaking for some years...