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    Default E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    First time seeing the inside of a marine engine. Is that color normal for an old engine float? 1982
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    Default Re: E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    Normal-----What is your motor doing / not doing ?

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    Default Re: E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    Quote Originally Posted by racerone View Post
    Normal-----What is your motor doing / not doing ?
    Not starting. No misfires just nothing after a pull.

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    Default Re: E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    It sat for 2 years in heated storage and I ran it dry before I stored it.

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    Default Re: E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    Is there spark ?-----What happeens when you put a little fuel in the cylinders ?

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    Default Re: E8RCNR Discolored Float?

    There was nothing. Some friends told me to pull the carburetor and clean it up since it was just dead silence after a pull. So I dutifully cleaned it up and put it back and it fired off on the first pull. A very satisfying feeling. The ugly float was ok I guess because I didn't replace it. It was, however, not sitting level when holding it. So I tweaked the arm a little, finished the clean up and that took care of it. I also replaced the spark plugs since the old ones sat for 2 years. but I think the issue was that float arm way out of sync. It was probably off by about 40 degrees. Thanks for the quick response by the way. I thought I might hear from someone in about 2 days or so.

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