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    Default 1989 Mercruiser Alpha one very hard to start

    I have replaced fuel pump, check valve at tank (and is holding gas), tuned up with points, plugs and wires.
    I have to pump throttle forever for it to finally start and then barely running for a while. Once started and warm runs fine!
    Carb was rebuilt also.
    The gas line from tank has not been replaced> could it be sucking air? No sign of a leak.

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    Default Re: 1989 Mercruiser Alpha one very hard to start

    3.7LX

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    Default Re: 1989 Mercruiser Alpha one very hard to start

    Ayuh,...... My guess is, it's either not gettin' gas, or it suffers from low compression,....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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