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fishingitup
10-17-2005, 12:25 PM
I have a Johnson 5.5 it will start but dies when you give it gas??? what the h#$l is going on..


thanks

Erreck
10-17-2005, 03:38 PM
Have you ever had it running? Has it been sitting for a while?

skipper
10-17-2005, 10:01 PM
Could be plugged carburetor jets or fuel filter.

Sierra_hillbilly
10-19-2005, 08:58 AM
Will it Idle? If it Idles and will stay running at idle let it idle for about 10-15 min. then try giving it gas. The colder weather may be effecting it.

fishingitup
10-19-2005, 10:08 AM
It will run and you can idel it up but it will only run for 1 min or so.

DinoBlaster
10-19-2005, 10:43 AM
Make sure your air vent on your gas tank is opened and not clogged

somebody
10-19-2005, 06:53 PM
or a kink fuel line, clogged fuel filter

ghostfish_slayer
10-19-2005, 07:05 PM
it also maybe a stuck closed needle valve in carb.or dirt in it.

riverrunt
10-20-2005, 07:46 AM
Check to see if there is an idle mixture adjustment and try adjusting that.

BassFooler
10-30-2005, 08:44 PM
Also check for any leaks in the fuel line- especially the primer bulb- if they dry up or crack you will be able to get enough gas to get it going, but if theres a leak, your fuel wont continue to flow to the carbs...