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    Default 1978 Evinrude 115 hp

    When I have the boat on land and have the water muffs on it it runs good idles fine shifts to forward and reverse. But when I put it in the lake , it's hard to start , I have to put the idle lever high in order for it to stay on . I even leave it like that to warm up and as soon as I lower the idle lever down it dies out right away. If anyone can help with this thanks in advance .

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    Default Re: 1978 Evinrude 115 hp

    How did it run last season ?----Some will argue.----Step #1 is a compression test.----Post your numbers.----Note , they will " bark and roar " on a hose.----Will sound good on 3 of 4 cylinders.

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    Default Re: 1978 Evinrude 115 hp

    I took it out around mid January 2022 . It ran fine , then the next weekend it started acting up.

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    Default Re: 1978 Evinrude 115 hp

    Do a cylinder drop test on it when it's acting up.

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    Default Re: 1978 Evinrude 115 hp

    What ever happened ????

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